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7.7 Million

children experience a mental health disorder each year.

children experience a mental
health disorder each year.

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75%

of all lifetime mental illnesses begin by age 24.

of all lifetime mental illnesses
begin by age 24.

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1 out of 5

people show some degree of mental illness.

people show some degree of
mental illness.

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You are not alone.

Racing for Mental Health™ is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization designed to promote mental health awareness and destigmatize the topic of mental health through conversation, education, advocacy, and outreach.

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children experience a mental health disorder each year.

%

of all lifetime mental illnesses begin by age 14.

%

of all lifetime mental illnesses begin by age 24.

%

of adults in the U.S. experience mental illness.

%

of children ages 6-17 suffer from a mental health disorder.

“No health without mental health.”

Dr. David Satcher, former U.S. Surgeon General

Mental health is just as important as physical health, as it affects all aspects of
daily living — including one’s thoughts, feelings, and behavior.

What is
Mental Health?

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It determines how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices.

What is
Mental Illness?

Also known as a mental health disorder, a mental illness is any mental, behavioral, or emotional disorder that negatively impacts a person’s life activities.

Who is at
Risk?

EVERYONE is at risk of developing a mental illness, regardless of sex, age, race, or social/financial status.

Who We Are

Racing For Mental Health™ is a tax exempt, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization designed to promote mental health awareness and destigmatize the topic of mental health through conversation, education, advocacy, and outreach.

Our Core Values

Inclusion

Removing barriers to equal access and opportunities

Empowerment

Enabling everyone to live their lives to the fullest

Activism

Vigorously campaigning to bring about social change

Social Justice

Fairness for all without discrimination and intolerance