Attitudes in Reverse’s® (AIR) message of normalizing mental health issues for teens is of vital importance in our society. Explaining to teens that mental suffering is common and can be treated allows them to feel better about seeking help. AIR prevents others from enduring the pain that the Bakers have suffered.
“I work with people with mental health issues every day. The thing that is most consistently sad to me is that they very often have waited so long to come in to get help because of the negative stereotypes about ‘mental illness’ and their fear that they will be considered ‘crazy’ or ‘psycho’. I have to wonder how many kids I am not seeing because they fear this judgment. AIR is changing this message to our teens. It is not an understatement to say that AIR is saving lives.