4Teen24 is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the social and emotional well-being of today's teenagers and young adults. Based in Dallas, Texas, 4Teen24 aims to provide attention and prevention to mental illnesses and works to help teens focus and understand the importance of their mental well-being through providing resources, awareness, and education.
By age 14, 50% of lifetime mental illnesses have already developed, and 75% by age 24. That is how the name 4Teen24 (14:24) was born. Between these ages, teens are most likely to develop a mental illness, however most will not receive proper treatments or diagnoses for years. While these statistics are disappointing, that is why our mission is so important, especially in this day and age.
We appreciate the support from you and others over the past few years. We look forward to continue growing our presence, resource library, and our reach amongst various communities in the future and appreciate your continued support!
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My name is Jenna Hansen and I am the Executive Director for 4Teen24. I started 4Teen24 in 2018 with the goal of creating a central online location for people to easily access resources, information, and more to support their mental health, or find what they need to help a friend. Creating and running 4Teen24 has been an incredible way for me to learn more about mental health in general, but I have also become more aware of the need for more attention to the subject, especially for people in my own age range. I am now a student at the University of Kansas studying Behavioral Neuroscience, where I am finally getting to begin my journey into the world of creating change and finding answers for improving mental health in our community and throughout the world.
Mental health has always been an interest and passion of mine and I am honored to have been able to pursue this through the creation of 4Teen24. I greatly appreciate everyone who has been there to help me create and improve this nonprofit and I hope that you will find this website to be comprehensive and helpful. Thank you for your support over the past few years and I cannot wait to see the change that we can create together!