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Why Dream Up Now?

Why Dream Up Now? With these staggering statistics, the idea for helping young people move from darkness into light formed the foundation of Dream Up Now.

It’s a phenomenon cutting across suburban, urban and rural demographics.

  • In a recent study, about 3 million American teens ages 12 to 17 had at least one major depressive episode. (Dept. of Health and Human Services.)
  • 30% of girls and 20% of boys totalling 6.3 million teens had an anxiety disorder. (National Institute of Mental Health)
  • In 2015, more than 2 million teens reported experiencing depression that impaired their day function. (Dept. of Health and Human Services.)

The Dream Up Now™ guided journal offers a fun and cost-effective solution to managing fluctuating teen emotions, while supporting positive mental health. Increasingly, schools are turning to counseling and outreach to alleviate the epidemic of anxiety and depression affecting adolescents nationwide. Community support raises awareness and helps educate teens about the importance of self-care.
However, there’s an engaging and effective solution to managing fluctuating teen emotions and mental health that is proven in countless studies, and is relatively easy for budget-minded libraries, schools, and parents to implement: the arts.