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Avenues for mental health support

We live in an increasingly isolated world where human connection is more important than ever. By strengthening human connection and providing avenues to mental health support for those most in need, the Cook Center for Human Connection is working to eliminate 100% of suicide.

800,000

PEOPLE DIE EACH YEAR WORLD WIDE
BY SUICIDE

EVERY

40 SECONDS SOMEONE DIES
BY SUICIDE

SECOND

HIGHEST CAUSE OF DEATH FOR PEOPLE AGED 10-34 IN THE U.S. IS BY SUICIDE

Evidence demonstrates that meaningful relationships with other people, even just one, can prove to be both life-affirming and life-saving.

Meaningful Relationships

Human connection has proven to boost mental health and protect against depression, anxiety and uncertainty. In the company of loved ones, mentors, or trusted advisors, threats become smaller challenges, stigmas can be overcome, and painful shocks become manageable.

Creating Human connection

The relationships we share with others — friends, family, community members, and mental health professionals — are major protective factors against stress, depression, anxiety and even suicide. The Cook Center for Human Connection is a conduit to bring together the best programs, partnerships, research, policy and events that have demonstrated effectiveness in creating the human connections that are vital for strong mental health.