2019 in Review–and Looking Ahead to 2020

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You may have read about the mental health crisis in our nation. A recent Washington Post article reveals, “from 2007 to 2017, the number of suicides among people ages 10 to 24…increased 56 percent.”* At the Risa Fund, we have never been more compelled to act. That’s why, in 2020, we will delve further into the issues most critical to us: transitional age mental health challenges, suicide prevention, and reducing the stigma surrounding mental illness.

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The Risa Fund was a proud sponsor of a one-day conference on the unique mental health needs of emerging adults. Conference attendees included hospital-based physicians, community physicians, residents, fellows, medical students, psychologists, psychiatrists, guidance counselors, social workers, and other members of the healthcare team interested in adolescent and emerging adult mental health.

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