It's time to transform communities and improve mental well-being

An opportunity to act

Oregon is in a crisis. Among all states and the District of Columbia, the state ranked between 44th and 50th in mental health in 2017.

Youth mental and behavioral health ranks just as poorly; suicide is the second leading cause of death for young adults.

In addition, families with young children face a growing wave of difficulties in providing economically stable or secure homes. Nearly 15 percent of Oregon children fell below the poverty line in 2017, and 44 percent of single mothers and 17 percent of couples with children experienced food insecurity in the past five years.

Although these complex problems can't be resolved overnight, we're committed to laying the foundation for a brighter and healthier future for Oregon youth and families.

Partner with us to improve mental health and well-being for youth and families. For more information, please contact Heather Brust, OSU Foundation.

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