Mother & Daughter
Taking Mental Health by Storm!...They chose to FIGHT Together!
~ Coach Niki & Kena'i
We Fight Foundation Inc. is a community and school based nonprofit organization founded in 2016 that provides support and services to youth, young adults (8-24 yrs), suffering with mental health challenges to reduce the risky behaviors, self-harm, self-medicating or suicide.
We fight alongside other parents and their child to help them create safe spaces to have effective conversations about mental health and create healthy coping skills to build resilience.
We help parents identify strategies, tools, protective factors, preventive measures which are critical to build positive relationships and positive environments so the parent and child will have more positive experiences on their mental wellness journey.
Why what we do is so important?
Mental health has become a major issue among youth impacting their positive development. Researchers proclaim that 10-20% of youth are affected by mental illnesses. External pressures such as social media, peers, toxic schools and/or living environments is causing these numbers to grow.
Too many parents have buried their children at a tender age due to suicide.
Based on the most recent Youth Risk Behaviors Survey from 2017, 7.4 percent of youth in grades 9-12 reported that they had made at least one suicide attempt in the past 12 months.
Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for youth ages 10 - 24.
African Americans: 20% more likely to experience serious mental health problems than the general population
Early intervention and treatment can help lessen the impact of a mental health disorder and improve life positive outcomes.
Minorities are at high risk for experiencing mental illness, including youth who are exposed to trauma, violence, homeless, foster care, or the child welfare system.
We Fight Foundation Inc. is not a substitute for mental health treatment; however, we are a great addition to any treatment plan.