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Mental Health for Youth

Do you find yourself caring for or being affected by the mental and emotional health of others? What does that look like and what impact does it have on you?

As youth, our daily life mainly revolves around growing our mind- be it through school or from our relationships- in preparation for adulthood. However, when 50% of all eventual mental health illnesses start at age 14 (source: NAMI), teenagers can feel that that time is actually spent struggling with their minds and the changing world around them. From the pressures of social media, being successful in school, disagreeing with loved ones around the direction of our lives or accessing mental health services, and the disruption caused by COVID-19 on schooling and interpersonal interactions– we have a lot to deal with. While our school gym classes have stressed the importance of physical health, mental health has often been pushed to the side, leading some to feel lost navigating this new terrain. In this conversation, we invite you to step back from the pressures you may have in your life, connect with others around how mental health impacts each of you, and find strength in the thoughts you share.

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