Goldie Hawn's 20-year fight to help end America's mental health issue is "so upsetting to my head and heart."

Goldie Hawn is eager to contribute to the solution of the nation's mental health crisis, but she is not new to the battle.

The Oscar-winning performer and champion for children's mental health initially understood the necessity of assisting children in learning how to manage their emotions more than 20 years ago,

when she was still suffering from the events of 9/11 and observed children in anguish.Her dream was realised in 2003 with the introduction of MindUP,

a programme that gives kids the skills to control their emotions, develop resilience, and comprehend the effects of trauma on the brain.

According to the organisation, 7 million kids in 48 countries have since been taught the social-emotional curriculum that is founded on science.

For her work with MindUP, Hawn was recently named one of USA Today's Women of the Year. She only sees essential work in front of her, especially in the wake of yet another tragedy, the fatal shooting at a Nashville elementary school.

"We're sort of in the ideal storm," she continued.Even after twenty years of work, according to Hawn, there are still issues "that we don't know how to fix."

She cited a finding from the biannual Youth Risk Behavior Survey conducted by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which showed that 57% of teen females reported feeling depressed or hopeless all the time.

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