Working toward the day when no teen turns to suicide.
Suicide has grown to become the second leading cause of youth deaths in the United States. Teens today are reporting the highest levels of stress, anxiety, and depression in recent decades.
We at Our Minds Matter (OMM) believe it is critical that we reverse this trend by providing training and material support that empowers student leaders to effectively deliver OMM activities to their peers on topics such as Mental Health 101, Stigma Reduction, Resource Awareness, and Healthy Habits. The OMM model is student-led and is the first of its kind to offer structure and support for the high school population.
The OMM program is proven to:
- reduce stigma
- increase help-seeking behaviors
- promote social connectedness
- encourage self-care and healthy habits
If we're learning anything as we develop Our Minds Matter, it’s that our kids want to support each other. They care for one another, and sometimes all it takes is providing them with the opportunity to do so.