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  • Drug


    75% of high school students have used addictive substances.

    (CASAColumbia, 2011)

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  • Alcohol


    24.1% of students had ridden one or more times in a vehicle driven by someone who had been drinking

    (CDC Surveillance System: 2011 National Overview)

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  • Bullying

    20.1% of students are bullied on school property during one year.

    (CDC Surveillance System: 2011 National Overview)

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  • Unhealthy


    Only 33% of teens who were in a violent relationship ever told anyone about the abuse.

    (Liz Claiborne Inc., conducted by Teenage Research Unlimited, 2005)

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  • Eating


    A review of nearly 50 years of research confirms that anorexia nervosa has the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric disorder.

    (Arcelus, Mitchell, Wales, & Nielsen, 2011)

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  • Depression /

    Self Injury

    Suicide is the third leading cause of death among 15 to 24 year-olds.

    (CDC Surveillance System: 2011 National Overview)

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  • Internet


    1 in 5 child Internet users have received unwanted sexual solicitations.

    (National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, 2006)

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The challenges youth and families face today are complex and have the potential to devastate lives and derail futures. It is extremely important to work together to protect the kids in our community. We believe proactive prevention is the answer to long-term success and are here to empower and educate youth, families, and communities with the knowledge and courage to identify and prevent negative youth behavior.

notMYkid is not a counseling or treatment agency. We are here to offer support, information and options. Destructive youth behaviors do not discriminate and have impacted many lives. A number of resources are available, and will assist you in finding the help necessary to make informed and empowered choices.

Teen Lifeline

602-248-TEEN (8336)
or 1-800-248-TEEN (8336)

National Teen Helplines


Community Information and Referral Services

(800-352-3792 within
area codes 520 and 928)

Maricopa 24-Hour Crisis Hotline


Across Arizona

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Navigating the adolescent years is one of the largest and toughest responsibilities we will face as parents. It is scary to see someone that you care about engage in harmful choices. We are here to help you to prevent your child from making damaging life choices.

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We're here to help you face and overcome potentially life-derailing challenges. Discover the many ways in which you can amplif(i) your voice in the name of making good decisions. We're here as an informative, inspirational resource as we share our personal stories. Join the movement by sharing your story and speaking up for yourself and the people you love who may be going through a hard time.

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You are an educator, influential in the lives of the students and parents you serve. Creating a positive culture within your classroom starts and ends with you. We are here as a resource for your school to make sure every classroom environment is one that is conducive to positive learning and growth.

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