Mental Health Statistics

Depression rates in adolescents have increased by 30% in recent years. (1)

In a 2015 survey, 24% of teenagers in Nebraska reported that they had experienced feelings of hopelessness in the 2 weeks prior to the survey, and 18% reported seriously contemplating suicide. (2)

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for individuals age 15-24. (3) 

Receiving therapy in adolescence can help save $5,000/year by reducing symptoms and improving overall quality of life. (1)

Approximately 20% of adolescents have a diagnosable mental health disorder. (4)

Between 50-75% of individuals with anxiety or impulse-control disorders develop these during adolescence. (4) 

Early identification and intervention for mental health concerns leads to better long-term outcomes. (5)

Mental health problems during adolescence may lead to poor school performance, dropping out of school, strained family relationships, involvement with the juvenile justice system, substance abuse, and engaging in risky sexual behaviors. (4)

Specializing in Mental Health Services for Adolescents and Young Adults