#whywednesday • Because 70% of adolescents with mental health needs do not receive treatment. • Because suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death for teens.
• Because preventative care is often made inaccessible and still carries a stigma.
We do this work because we know, and the science knows, that there is a way to tackle these stark statistics. But first, we must look at those BEHIND the statistics. We’re talking humanizing the souls that are growing up in a world that wishes them to be robots. We’re talking about teaching them to look into themselves as much as teaching them the math and the English. We’re talking about time to play, to dream, to discover their tools for self regulation and empowerment.
We’re talking about a revolution.