In 2012 the Center for Health and Learning published the Youth Suicide Prevention Platform, outlining the current issues and suggesting strategies for suicide prevention. These approaches have been effective in creating various programs that target those in need of immediate assistance and training individuals and organizations to recognize youth at risk. While these methods and programs need to continue and be expanded, it has been recognized that broader and more upstream strategies also need to be developed to promote greater mental health wellness among our youth in general, thereby reducing the need in the long run for the current “problem-based” interventions. Upstream approaches are much more effective and efficient solutions because they tend to get to the source of an issue. However, as the stream metaphor suggests, there is usually no one “source”, but a complex watershed that contributes to the flow. There is an accumulation of scientific evidence, despite this, that has been able to identify the many tributaries (the environmental factors) that are most critical to the overall mental health of an individual. It has also been demonstrated that early childhood programs are a particularly cost effective place for mental health interventions when compared to older youth or adult programs, when many problems have accumulated and prevention becomes more difficult.