Stats & Resources


One in four young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 have a diagnosable mental illness

Approximately 75 percent of lifetime mental disorders have first onset by age 24

More than half of college students have had suicidal thoughts, and 1 in 10 have seriously considered attempting suicide

More than 80 percent of college students felt overwhelmed by all they had to do in the past year and 45 percent have felt things were hopeless

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students

Suicide Prevention Lifeline -- 1-800-273-TALK (8255), open 24 hours

Healthy Minds Network – a network for research on adolescent and young adult mental health

To Write Love on Her Arms – dedicated to helping people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide

The Trevor Project – crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBT youth

Erasing the Distance – an arts organization that uses theater to educate, foster dialogue, and eliminate stigma about mental health 

All statistics and resources courtesy of Active Minds