School Connectedness and the Youth Mental Health Crisis
The modern teenage experience is unlike anything previous generations have lived through. Along with the conveniences that a more connected society brings, teens are navigating uncharted, complex territory, with many factors contributing to the youth mental health crisis in recent years.
Featured Story: Hailey
I'm passionate about mental health because I've struggled with it my whole life, and a lot of my family has. For example, my dad [completed] suicide when I was one year old. Since it has affected my life dramatically, I see...
Featured Story: Quinn
Through these past four years, I've noticed that something was off, but I didn't really know what it was because mental health wasn't talked about as I grew up through elementary school. Even in my home, even in middle...
Featured Story: Cozzy
Growing up in my family, mental health was a very common topic. It is something that runs in my family, and something I have dealt with every day since before I can remember. Naturally, I became a very big mental health...
Featured Story: Kendall
I have experienced points in my life where it felt like suicide was the best option. I have experienced the hopeless feeling of having no reason to keep living. I never want anyone else to experience that. I still struggle...
Featured Story: Chloe
For a lot of people, suicide seems so distant from their reality until it's the reason why someone they love isn't here anymore. So many people, including teenagers, take their own life after feeling alone and hopeless for...
Bollywood Dance Studio Raises $30,000 in Support of Teen Mental Health
At the heart of the Zero Reasons Why Campaign is the conviction that removing mental health stigma and preventing teen suicide takes the efforts of an entire community.
What actually happens when you call a crisis line?
There can be a lot of misunderstanding around what actually happens when you call a mental health crisis line. Some people might be intimidated or afraid to call for fear that the call isn’t actually confidential or that it will immediately result in a call to the police—but this is far from the truth.
Zero Reasons Why and Johnson County Mental Health Center earn National Association of Counties Achievement Award
Zero Reasons Why™ and Johnson County Mental Health Center have been recognized with an Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The award was announced at Thursday’s Johnson County Board of County Commissioners meeting.