• American teenagers are the most stresses out age group in the U.S. according to a 2013 American Psychiatric Association Stress in America survey.

  • Only 50% of teens report feeling confident about their ability to handle their personal problems.

  • Rates of suicide attempts are significantly higher in adolescents (ages 13 - 17) than in emerging adults or adults according to a study about depression published in 2012 in the journal Clinical Psychological Science.

  • Suicide is the third leading cause of death among persons aged 10- 14, and the second among persons aged 15-34. (CDC 2015)

  • Among students in grade 9-12 in the U.S. during 2013, 17% of students seriously considered suicide in the previous 12 months.

  • One in every 30 children in the U.S. are homeless - a historic high. (National Center on Family Homelessness)

  • Up to 40% of homelessness school-age children have mental health problems requiring clinical evaluation.

  • Since it's beginning in 2004, Journey to Dream has reached hundreds of thousands of young people in North Texas.

  • Journey to Dream provides the only youth homeless shelter in Denton County.

  • Unlike any other youth homeless shelter, Journey to Dream's Kyle's Place serves unaccompanied youth.