Why Target Adolescents?

  • Mental health, substance use or addiction problems often start in adolescents
    • About half the adults report experiencing their first episode during adolescence
  • Adolescents do not know that they have a problem
    • There are so many changes taking place it is hard for the youth and caregivers to know that there is a problem
  • Youth do not know the route to safe and supportive care
    • Stigma and lacking of knowing how to get care leaves youth to their own methods

ICH YouTube Channel on Identification and Prevalence. This channel cycles through the videos.