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 the Josh Anderson Foundation believe it is critical that we reverse this trend by providing training and material support that empowers student leaders to effectively deliver Our Minds Matter (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:
If it’s anything we are learning 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 opportunity.