Improving the health and well-being is huge in scope. This goal includes reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. infectious diseases, non-communicable diseases, mental health and environemental risks, and health systems and funding.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), suicide is the second leading cause of death for 15 to 24 year-olds.1 Approximately one out of every 15 high school students reports attempting suicide each year. One out of every 53 high school students reports having made a suicide attempt that was serious enough to be treated by a doctor or a nurse.
Even with existing mental health programs, the rate of teen suicide is still increasing.
How might we design a program to support at-risk teens?
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