Committed to Providing the Resources and Support that Unites
Individuals and Families Struggling with Mental Illness.
Creating an environment of trust by building relationships with local mental health providers…
Signs & Symptoms
A guide and research pertaining to identifying when help is needed for one self or loved one…
If You R in Crisis
A trained volunteer or crisis counselor will help you anytime, about any type of crisis…
Becoming an advocate for mental illness can be extremely powerful for both families and patients…
Youth Emotional Support, a registered 501(c )3 charity was founded in 2019 by Rose Meeske, who experienced first-hand the challenges a family faces when a loved one suffers from a mental illness. As a result, Rose gathered a motivated group of people who wanted to advocate for adolescents, teens, and young adults who are living with mental illness.
Y.E.S. board of directors
Rose Meeke: FOUNDER
Lee Thigpen: SECRETARY
Kristy Presswood: TREASURER
Tracey Bodnaruk: DIRECTOR
Edna Brown: DIRECTOR
Kristine Dietrich: DIRECTOR
Melinda Dawson: DIRECTOR
Joanne Sorensen: DIRECTOR
Youth Emotional Support is a 501(c)3 Charity.
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If You Are In Crisis
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255 ) | You will be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area. This service is available 24/7. You can also chat with someone online.
SAMHSA National Helpline at 1-800-622-4357 | SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service for individuals and families facing mental health and/or substance use disorders. Services are available in English and Spanish.
U.S. Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 (Press 1) | The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential National Alliance for Mental Illness: NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
RESEARCH & STATISTICS
1 IN 4 ADULTS (61.5M AMERICANS) EXPERIENCE MENTAL ILLNESS EACH YEAR.
Suicide is the second leading cause of death for college students and a large majority of these illnesses started between the ages of 14-24. One of every five students lives with a mental health condition, but stigma and shame often prevent students from getting help.
Of Our Youth Suffer From Severe Mental Disorders
of the adult population seeks treatment for mental illness annually
Nearly all mental illnesses can be treated successfully
state that they are unaware of where to go for services
feel they don’t need treatment or can treat themselves
million US citizens won’t seek treatment for their mental illness this year
cite cost as a barrier for seeking treatment
are concerned about confidentiality and negative perceptions others (and they themselves) will have about them