Teen Mental Health

Helping a teen in your life

It can be frightening and heartbreaking to watch someone we know dealing with mental health issues, especially when that person is a teen. They seem so vulnerable since they haven’t learned that life comes with its share of bumps in the road, and we can get past them. If you are a family member, friend, counselor, or coach, there are ways you can help. Start by learning the facts, then discover the helpful strategies presented in these webinars.

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From My Experience: Youth Discuss Living Through a Mental Health Crisis

The teen years can be challenging. When pressures from school, peers, work, family, and society build, it can be hard to know how to let off steam. Bingeing Netflix and sleeping through tough days might feel helpful at the moment, but that doesn’t address the underlying stressors. Too often, teens feel alone, overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, and without hope. Sometimes this can lead to a mental health crisis situation. What happens then?

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Preventing Suicides: Supporting the Teens in Your Life

With suicide as the third-leading cause of death among youth age 15 to 24, suicide prevention is a topic that parents and guardians of teens can’t ignore. Although it may feel overwhelming, when you have knowledge and resources, you can play an essential role in preventing teen suicides.

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Creating Healthy Tech and Media Habits with Your Teen

For Family Caregivers, Family Members, Friends, and Caring Adults interested in learning about the effect of technology and media on teen mental health and how to support teens’ wellness.

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My Teen Won’t Talk With Me! Strategies for Building Trust and Communicating Effectively

For Parents and Other Caregivers, Youth Workers, and Caring Adults Interested in Building Trust with Their Teen and Communicating Effectively

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Pandemic Parenting: Supporting Teen Mental Health

Parenting teens through the years 2020 and 2021 has brought challenges we couldn’t have imagined in 2019. Families have experienced the contradiction of isolation and excessive time together; loss of income and higher levels of food- and housing-insecurity; drastically reduced access to school resources; increased rates of mental health distress and crisis; and ongoing fear for what the future holds. For most of us, the stressors have been layering on top of one another without relief.

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Navigating Teen Depression and Substance Use as a Family

For Parents, Guardians, Family Members, Youth Workers, and Caring Adults Interested in Teen Mental Health

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Teen Self-Injury: Working Toward Healthy Coping Skills

For Parents, Guardians, Youth Workers, and Caring Adults Interested in Teen Mental Health.

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Recognizing and Managing Teen Anxiety

For Parents, Guardians, Youth Workers, and Caring Adults Interested in Teen Mental Health.

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Understanding Teen Depression

For Parents and Other Caregivers, Youth Workers, and Caring Adults Interested in Teen Mental Health.

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