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Boosting Mental Health to Create Bright Futures for California Youth

Bright futures depend on good mental health

Blue Shield of California's BlueSky program boosts access to mental health support for youth in two key ways:

1. Funding youth mental health programs and mental health specialists at schools. Learn more

2. Providing educational resources for parents. Learn more


Number 1


Mental illness is the number 1 reason California youth are hospitalized


Children Now 2020, pg. 15


50 percent

of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14


World Health Organization


60 percent


of youth with major depression did not receive any mental health treatment in 2017-2018


Mental Health America, 2021 State of Mental Health in America report


612 to 1


student to California school counselor ratio


American School Counselor Association, 2020 report