… is for every youth to grow into maturity without developing symptoms of anxiety or depression.
… 1 in 5 cases of depression are preventable.
One case of depression is prevented for every twenty-two youth practicing better problem solving and coping skills. (Am J Psychiatry 2008; 165:1272–1280)
We help by …
… promoting prevention and referral resources to bring into your home and community.
Problem solving and coping:
Explore our website for a variety of activities, resources, games, and classes aimed at teaching adolescents important skills for managing adversity and handling stress.
The nature of referrals vary by state, however there are broad guidelines that can be applied nationally. If a child is in need of treatment, the first step is to speak with a pediatrician. Additionally, you might try an assisted referral model or finding a therapist on your own through the website PsychologyToday.com.