Published on October 16th, 2018 | by Burlington Partnership0
Addressing Adolescent Anxiety, Depression & other Mental Health Concerns
The latest Youth Risk Behavior Survey shows that rates of suicide ideation and depression among our youth is heart-wrenchingly high. 14% of Burlington middle school students and 25% of Burlington High School students report that they felt so sad or hopeless almost every day for two weeks or more in a row that they stopped doing some usual activities (past year). 13% of middle school students report that they ever seriously thought about killing themselves. 10% of BHS students made a plan about how they would attempt suicide (past year).
While these rates are extremely difficult to learn about, it is important to remember that depression is a very treatable illness.
Join us on October 16 to hear about the latest research on adolescent mental health from Dr. Jeremy Sibold, meet school district mental health professionals, and connect with local resources.
Learn how to talk to your kids about mental health and where to turn when you feel your teen might need help.