100&Change: 2020

Improving the Mental Health of Young People in America

Improving the mental health of current and future generations through mental health education and increased access to quality, community-based care.

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Two-page overview of proposal
Competition Participation
100&Change: 2020
Current Work Location
  • Missouri, United States
  • Oklahoma, United States
  • Nevada, United States
  • New York, United States
  • Minnesota, United States
Proposed Work Locations:
  • Wyoming, United States
  • Florida, United States
  • District of Columbia, United States
  • Maine, United States
  • Alaska, United States
Priority Populations:
  • Adolescents
  • Young adults
  • People with psychosocial disabilities
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
  • 3. Good health and well-being
  • 16. Peace, justice and strong institutions

Executive Summary:

More young people in America are struggling with mental health and addiction issues now than at any other point in history, and they are least likely to receive help. Left unaddressed, their needs will lead to suicide, fractured families, weakened communities, and will cost the country billions annually. It is time to ensure that today’s generation, and those to follow, can heal and thrive. Through our solutions, we will empower a generation with the skills to recognize, talk about, and seek care for mental health and addiction conditions by expanding access to the internationally recognized Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training. We will also ensure that care is available to all who need it by expanding Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs) so youth, especially those in marginalized groups, can receive help. We have the opportunity and means to alter the course of mental health for the entire country.

Organization Details
Lead Organization

National Council for Behavioral Health

website: https://www.thenationalcouncil.org/
Organization Headquarters
District of Columbia, United States
Organization ID
Annual Operating Budget
$10 to $49 Million
Number of Full-time Employees
100 to 299

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