Outcomes

“Mental health challenges in children, adolescents, and young adults are real and widespread…the future of wellbeing of our country depends on how we support and invest in the next generation.”

-U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy 2021

The skills students gain in Discover You™ create a preventative foundation that acts as a tier-one and tier-two mental health solution.

Suicide: second leading cause of death in ages 10-341

Studies suggest that higher levels of hope and optimism are associated with lower levels of suicide ideation2

Depression: afflicts one in eight adolescents and young adults3

Studies report resilience is a protective factor for mental health conditions4

Research reveals developmental assets, the positive supports and strengths young people need, have a strong influence on adolescent behavior.5

65% of adolescents report binge drinking6

The more assets a young person has the less likely they        are to engage in high risk-taking behavior.7

Drop out rates for 16-24 years old are as high as 56%8

Increased developmental assets promote thriving behavior including succeeding in school, valuing diversity, helping others, overcoming adversity9

Evidence demonstrates an education promoting (SEL) yields positive results for students, adults, and school communities. 10

Bullying: 71% of teens reported bullied. 95% report having seen meanness or cruelty toward others.11

Social and emotional learning helps prevent bullying12

Gangs: 14%-30% of adolescents join gangs at some point13

Students in schools with implemented SEL programs had improvement in identifying emotions, perspective taking and conflict resolution. Schools report fewer conduct problems, less aggression and decreased violence.14

Student teacher relationships play a critical role in student motivation and learning.

Middle school students who reported high levels of development relationships with teachers were 8 times more likely
to stick with challenging tasks , enjoy working hard, and know it is okay to make mistakes when learning when
compared with student with low levels of student-teacher relationships.15

Through participation in Discover You™

Teachers have observed:

  • Positive behavior change
  • Improved attitudes
  • Change in discipline issues
  • Student to student interaction
  • Secondary benefits of increased academic performance

Students report:

  • Learning self-control
  • Better ways to communicate
  • Valuing themselves

References

1. Center for Disease Control

2. National Library of Medicine

3. National Institutes of Health

4. Mayo Clinic

5. The Search Institute™

6. National Survey on Drug Use and Health

7. The Search Institute™

8. Various Sources

9. The Search Institute™

10. Collaborative for Social and Emotional Learning

11. The Megan Meier Foundation

12. Stopbullying.gov Education Board | Center for Disease Control

13. Office of Justice Programs

14. Durlak and Colleagues

15. The Search Institute™

Contact Us

2205 Jefferson Ave., Midland, MI USA

(989) 923-1998

impact@discoveryou.org