HOLD YOUR CROWN
WHAT’S THE ‘POINT’ TO THE IN-TOUCH CAMPAIGN?
The IN-TOUCH Campaign is quite literally central to all that we do at Hold Your Crown. We are building a movement to dismantle the stigma of youth mental illness by putting young people IN TOUCH with resources that will get them on the path of mental wellness. Because of all we do and all that we are, Hold Your Crown embodies what it means to be In-Touch.
WA YOUTH HEALTH CARE BY THE NUMBERS
WA Youth Reported Mental Health Issues
Leading cause of Death Among People Aged 10-14 is Suicide
Washingtonians Living in Communities w/o Enough Mental Health Professionals
of All Lifetime Mental Health Issues Begin by Age 14
Washingtonians Age 12–17 Have Reported Depression
LEARN OUR STORY
Dedication to Youth Mental Wellness
So many kids and young adults I know are self- medicating, suffering from eating disorders, depression, anxiety and cutting with no support to get help. I had to ask myself why is all this happening? The answer is clear. The stigma about youth mental illness is real and it is life threatening. So I decided that youth mental illness would be the cause I focus on as my band received more public attention. The bravest thing any of us can do is get help. Through youth helping youth – peer to peer we can change perception and dismantle stigma.
King Youngblood founded Hold Your Crown in order to connect with all youth battling mental health without the stigma that all too often accompany their experiences.
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Before this Hold Your Crown Presentation, I kept everything about how I have been feeling to myself so that other kids would not call me out on my cutting. King Youngblood kept it real and gave our class a list of confidential resources to look into. Cameron was so cool to talk to especially when he told us how dope his therapist is. People most days have no idea what I am going through but today I felt seen.”
Milo – 15, Shorecrest Highschool, pronouns He/Him