In our society, we have deemed mental illness taboo and something to be looked down upon for ages, and the cost of this ideal is measured in human lives. 1 in 100,000 deaths of children ages 10 to 14. 7 in 100,000 deaths of children ages 15 to 19. 12.7 in 100,000 deaths of young adults ages 20 to 24. These are the costs of this stigma we place on mental illness.