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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.