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Schools

We offer hopeful and easy to implement depression education programs for middle schools and high schools.

up to 20%

of teens will suffer from at least one depressive episode before they reach adulthood.

Teen Depression in School

Most schools are not designed to diagnose and manage mental illness. But the reality is, teen depression is pervasive in schools, accounting for attendance issues, under achievement and behavioral concerns – just to name a few.

Teens learn about everything from cancer to heart disease in the classroom, but most are not learning about the single largest medical related cause of death to people their age, and most importantly, what to do about it. As a result, 80% teens with depression are going unrecognized and untreated due to a lack of appropriate mental health education and deep rooted cultural stigma.

Students deserve to learn about what teen depression is and how to manage it. And, in today’s day in age, we have the research that guide us on how to do it right. So, what are you waiting for?

Why Teen Depression Education? 

Reduces stigma – When myths are broken and facts are shared about depression, stigma is reduced and teens are empowered to talk openly - cultivating an environment that supports mental health.

Promotes early identification – When students understand what teen depression looks like, we create a system of teen identifiers.

Encourages early intervention – When everyone has the same mental health “language” and understands that like other medical conditions, depression requires professional support, help-seeking behavior takes place.

Protects lives – When stigma is reduced and early identification and intervention occurs, we manage depression and protect precious lives.

With your help, we educate school communities about teen depression, eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness and empower teens to take charge of their mental health.