You may know this already, 7.7 million youth in America alone will suffer from a mental health disorder this year! Over 11% of these cases will lead to suicide.
Coming from west Africa my family and I never understood the importance of mental health.
When my sister was 10 years old she became a victim of Depression. She’d starve herself, isolate herself, and began cutting herself. It was traumatizing and my family didn’t know how to help her or let alone understand what she was going through.
Luckily a therapist was able to shed light on her mental health disorders and help her from causing more harm to herself.
This is why I’m so passionate about this topic. Imagine if there was a way to assist the other 7.7 million youth suffering from a mental health disorder before it led to something as damaging as suicide?
Our goal is to connect and shed light on the stigma surrounding mental health world wide.