38,000 suicides in U.S. per year
3rd most common cause of death in 15-25 yrs. of age
2X as common as homocide
90% of suicides are related to MENTAL ILLNESS
often, early in life…
1 in 5 people suffer from such a disorder in the course of their lifetime
50% onset by 14
75% by age 24
A picture that is very different from… most of the major illnesses…
These are indeed the chronic disorders of young people.
I think we’re about to be in a very different world… truly transformative… the most important transformation is a CONCEPTUAL one…
What we need… is to rethink these disorders as BRAIN DISORDERS.