More young people than ever go to emergency rooms
for critical care related to anxiety, depression, and other mental illnesses.

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among people ages 10-24. 50% of all lifetime cases of mental illnesses begin by age 14,
and 75% by age 24.

But what does this all mean? It’s crucial that we reach as many young people, educators, and parents/caregivers as possible so that our communities move past the stigma, talk about mental health openly, and our youth can be as healthy as possible. Generous donors like you truly allow this to happen and for us to reach more youth every day.

The Shine Initiative’s work with youth is so critical and needed that in just the past year and a half we’ve grown from 18 schools to 40 (and counting), and we have a waitlist of schools hoping to see us in the 2020 school year! With your help we can get to all those students, and more. Thank you in advance for your support, and helping us to spread our important message.

Shine has given my peers and I the opportunity to propel mental health into the forefront of conversation and I am so thankful and proud to be a part of it.

– Student

Just knowing the Shine Mindmatters team is in my school makes it easier for me to walk through the doors each day. It says my school cares about me and I don’t have to hide who I am.

– Student

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