Untreated mental health problems among adolescents often result in negative outcomes: poor school performance, school dropout, strained relationships, involvement with the juvenile justice system, substance abuse, and even death by suicide.
One in five adolescents and adults has a diagnosable mental illness.
New Mexico, suicide is the second leading cause of death for people under twenty four.
90% of people who die by suicide have an undiagnosed or undertreated mental illness.
50% of people who use drugs and alcohol are self medicating a mental illness.
Pervading myths about mental illness stop people from getting adequate help.