Did you know most mental illnesses start between ages 14-24? Time to listen up, as this org pushes for change

February 13, 2023

Content warning: This podcast episode contains references to suicide/suicidal feelings. If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available 24/7. Call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org

According to the American Psychological Association, more than a quarter of adults say that most days they’re too stressed to function. Also, most mental illnesses actually start when teens/young adults are in school. Luckily, a new generation is changing the way we approach addressing mental health by starting earlier. In this episode, host Alison Haislip chats with Alison Malmon, founder of Active Minds – a nonprofit dedicated to saving lives that supports mental health education for young adults – about how to ensure that no one feels alone, the harrowing incident that drove her to create the org, and hosting critical “stress less weeks” on campus communities around the country. For more, check out wellconnected.murad.com.

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Alison Malmon is the Founder and Executive Director of Active Minds, the nation’s premier nonprofit organization supporting mental health awareness and education for the next generation. Alison lives in Boulder, Colorado, and is a wife and mother of three young girls.