Clinical Advisors Dr. Harold (Hank) I. Schwartz, M.D. Psychiatrist-In-Chief, Institute of Living and Vice President of Behavioral Health, Hartford Hospital Dr. Mercy Arias, Psy.D. Miami, Florida Dr. Rocio Chang, Psy.D. Clinical Research Associate, University of Connecticut Health Center, Psychiatry Department Dr. Elizabeth Cracco, Ph.D. Director of Counseling and Mental Health Services, University of Connecticut, Storrs Campus Dr. Barry A. Schreier, Ph.D. Director of University Counseling Services and Clinical Professor of Psychology, University of Iowa Dr. Jason F. Sikorski, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Psychological Science, Central Connecticut State University Dr. Steven C. Rogers M.D. M.S-CTR Pediatric Emergency Medicine physician at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Associate Director of Research, Director of Emergency Mental Health Services for the Emergency Department, and Co-PI for Injury Free Coalition for Kids at the Connecticut Children’s Injury Prevention Center Celeste Jorge, MPH Epidemiologist, Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) Coordinator,  Health Statistics & Surveillance Section,  Connecticut Department of Public Health Michele Martin, MS Assistant Director Campus Recreation & Intramurals/University Wellness Director, Georgia Southern University Leading cause of death among 15-24 year olds Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and National Institute of Mental Health, 2012-2017 SUICIDE IS THE 2 ND 20% Of all deaths among 15-24 year olds each year & accounts for 1in5 1in4 college students consider suicide each year HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS...INCLUDING FEMALES...SERIOUSLY CONSIDERED SUICIDE IN THE PAST YEAR 1in5 young adults has a diagnosable mental health condition, but most aren’t receiving the help they need 1in8 adolescents had at least one episode of major depression in the past year