Let's set our hearts and champion the needs of our young people. #TimetoThrive
The US Surgeon General Stated that "It would be a tragedy if we beat back one public health crisis only to allow another to grow in its place. Mental health challenges in our young people are real and widespread"
We are the moms, dads, sisters, brothers, and friends investing in the lives of young people 26 and younger. Mental health challenges in children, adolescents, and young adults are real, and they are widespread. But most importantly, they are treatable, and often preventable.
Friends of Nate Thrive began in 2021 by the mother of a Magna Cum Laude graduate who hung himself a few weeks after graduation. As stated by the surgeon general COVID has triggered an adolescent and young adult mental health crisis. Seeing a need for advocacy for young adults, our organization was formed to reduce stigma, and raise awareness. We've consistently grown thanks to the helping hands of an amazing community!
Friends of Nate Thrive advocates for early intervention and recovery for young people living with a mental health challenge or a substance use disorder. We make connections to mental health education and enthusiastic recovery for young people that provides long-lasting differences in their lives and help them #Thrive into adulthood.
988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. While some areas may be currently able to connect to the Lifeline by dialing 988, this dialing code will be available to everyone across the United States starting on July 16, 2022.
Too often, people with mental illness do not receive a mental health response when experiencing a mental health crisis. Instead, people in crisis often come into contact with law enforcement rather than a mental health professional. People in crisis deserve better.
When we think about cancer, heart disease, or diabetes, we don’t wait years to treat them. We start way before Stage 4. We begin with prevention. And when people are in the first stage of those diseases, and have a persistent cough, high blood pressure, or high blood sugar, we try immediately to reverse these symptoms.
This is what we should be doing when people have serious mental illnesses, too. When they first begin to experience symptoms such as loss of sleep, feeling tired for no reason, feeling low, feeling anxious, or hearing voices, we should act