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50% of all lifetime mental illness begins at age 14, and 75% by age 24.

At the heart of these statistics are real people and real families who need us to see them. To lead the way in erasing the stigma associated with seeking care. To break down the barriers to accessing care. To provide understanding to those on their journey of recovering.


Child & Adolescent Mental Health

Over 1 in 10 youth in the U.S. are experiencing depression that severely impairs their ability to function at school or work, at home, with family, or in their social life. The right help can make a difference.


Adult Mental Health

More than 50% of Americans will be diagnosed with a mental illness or disorder at some point in their lifetime, making access to mental health care a critical part of overall wellness.


Family Support & Resources

Having a child with a mental health condition, and not having the resources you need at the time of need, can be a challenge. In addition to seeking professional care, education is imperative.

Amberwing – Center for Youth & Family Well-Being

Created and sustained by Miller-Dwan Foundation, Amberwing is a unique and innovative behavioral health center that provides state-of-the-art mental health care for children, adolescents and their families.


Talk to your primary care doctor or another health professional about mental health problems. Ask them to connect you with the right mental health services.

If the situation is potentially life-threatening, get immediate emergency assistance by calling 911.

If you or someone you know is considering suicide or is in emotional distress, call or text  988—the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. Trained crisis workers are available to talk 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 


Experiencing one or more of the following feelings or behaviors can be an early warning sign of a problem:

  • Eating or sleeping too much or too little
  • Pulling away from people and usual activities
  • Having low or no energy
  • Feeling numb or like nothing matters
  • Having unexplained aches and pains
  • Feeling helpless or hopeless
  • Experiencing severe mood swings that cause problems in relationships
  • Having persistent thoughts and memories you can’t get out of your head
  • Hearing voices or believing things that are not true
  • Thinking of harming yourself or others
  • Inability to perform daily tasks like taking care of your kids or getting to work or school


Studies show that people with mental health issues get better and many successfully navigate recovering. Successfully navigating the journey of recovering refers to the process in which people are able to live, work, learn, and participate fully in their communities. 


Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It determines how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices.


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Amberwing staff have flexed and morphed to address the growing cannabis problem. They recently implemented a screening tool called CRAFFT which can help support a teen in evaluating their use.

Abby: Learning to Cope Ahead

Watch the video to see Abby’s transformation! How do people manage the emotional turmoil caused by a traumatic life event? The kind of pain that

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