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1 in 6

1 in 6 teens suffer from a mental health disorder. Without help, these can have long term negative consequences [1]

Evidence based

Melon is based in cognitive behavioral therapy, which has been shown to reduce self-harm & anxiety in young people [2] [3]

Support is critical

The involvement of loved ones in supporting a young person is a critical component in reducing suicide risk [4]

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Knowledge you can trust

Michele Berk

Dr. Michele S. Berk is an assistant professor of psychiatry & behavioral sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine

Rebekah Ballagh

Rebekah Ballagh is a qualified counsellor, mindfulness coach, an author/illustrator and the creator of @journey_to_wellness

Michelle Yandle

Michelle Yandle holds a graduate degree in education from the University of Maine at Fort Kent and is also a registered nutrition coach

Having somewhere to go when I feel overwhelmed is a game changer. It helps me to pause and think about stuff differently and then try different things. It’s given me a sense of security and comfort to know that melon is there.〞

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References

  1. Adolescent mental health. (2020, September 28). World Health Organisation. https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/adolescent-mental-health

  2. Berk, M.S., Rathus, J., Kessler, M., Clarke, S., Chick, C., Shen, H., Llewellyn, T. Pilot Test of a DBT-Based Parenting Intervention for Parents of Youth With Recent Self-Harm. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 2020, ISSN 1077-7229, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cbpra.2020.10.001.

  3. James AC, Reardon T, Soler A, James G, Creswell C. Cognitive behavioural therapy for anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2020, Issue 11. Art. No.: CD013162. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD013162.pub2. Accessed 27 July 2021.

  4. Brent, D. (2016). Prevention programs to augment family and child resilience can have lasting effects on suicidal risk. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 46, S39–S47.