About the Coalition
The Global Coalition on Youth Mental Health is an initiative that aims to amplify the many voices on youth mental health worldwide. We are engaging with leading mental health organizations, communities, and individuals to galvanize awareness, collaboration, and action.
According to the World Health Organization, one-in-five adolescents globally may experience a mental health problem each year. The effects are often devastating, as these conditions impact youth at a critical point in their lives.
The challenge is immense, but so is the potential of the organizations and advocates already active on this issue. A wealth of knowledge and voices exist in youth mental health, creating an opportunity to amplify collaboration and progress.
We believe that now is the time for leaders across the globe to join their voices and achieve meaningful change for youth with mental illness. This is the founding mission of the Global Coalition on Youth Mental Health, and we ask all organizations to join us.
What We Want to Achieve
The goals of the Coalition are to:
Galvanize organizations currently serving young people in countries around the world and amplify the reach of their work.
Catalyze a global conversation to reduce stigma and improve access to mental health resources and support.
Inspire countries worldwide to prioritize youth mental health by joining the Coalition, sharing their resources, and promoting youth mental health with a unified message.