Youth Mental Health in the U.S.

Youth mental health is worsening. 

12% OF YOUTH

RATES OF YOUTH WITH SEVERE DEPRESSION INCREASED FROM 5.9% IN 2012 TO 8.2% IN 2015. EVEN WITH SEVERE DEPRESSION, 76% OF YOUTH ARE LEFT WITH NO OR INSUFFICIENT TREATMENT.
(AGE 12-17)
REPORT SUFFERING FROM AT LEAST ONE MAJOR DEPRESSIVE EPISODE (MDE) IN THE PAST YEAR

50%

OF MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES IN YOUTH APPEAR BY THE
AGE OF 14

SOURCE

OVER1.7

YOUTH WITH MAJOR DEPRESSIVE EPISODES DID NOT RECEIVE TREATMENT

MILLION

SOURCE

95%

OF CHILDREN SERVED BY JPA ARE DEALING WITH  ISSUES OF VIOLENCE - PEER, FAMILY, AND NEIGHBORHOOD

SOURCE

JPA's Impact

95%

OF TEACHERS SAY JPA HAS A POSITIVE IMPACT ON THE SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT

SOURCE

94%

OF TEACHERS SAY JPA HAS A POSITIVE IMPACT ON THE CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENT

SOURCE

96%

OF TEACHERS SAY JPA HAS A POSITIVE IMPACT ON STUDENTS WHO RECEIVE JPA'S INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING

SOURCE

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