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#TeenAnxiety: A Youth Mental Health Summit
Brief Blurb for Bulletins:
Two Triangle advocacy groups, Stand by Me NC and Faith Connections on Mental Illness, are sponsoring #teenAnxiety: A Youth Mental Health Summit at Christ United Methodist Church (800 Market St., Chapel Hill, NC 27516) on Saturday, October 6, 2018. Registration is limited to 100 teens (grades six through 12) and 40 adults. The $25 registration fee (scholarships available) includes all programming, lunch, and a T-shirt. Featuring separate tracks by age, youths may register at bit.ly/summitteen and adults – especially parents, teachers, youth leaders, and mental health workers – at bit.ly/summitadult.
The statistics are alarming: Nearly one in three adolescents ages 13 to 18 now meets the criteria for an anxiety disorder, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Thirty-two percent (32%!!) of teens report persistent feelings of sadness or helplessness.
To help to give teenagers skills to navigate their mental health journeys and to offer adults tools for helping, two Triangle advocacy groups are sponsoring #TeenAnxiety: A Youth Mental Health Summit at Christ United Methodist Church (800 Market St., Chapel Hill, NC 27516) on Saturday, October 6, 2018.
Stand by Me NC and Faith Connections on Mental Illness have joined to present the event for youths in grades 6 through 12, with a separate track for adults. Registration is limited to 100 teens and 40 adults.
Facilitated small group discussions will follow a showing of the Indieflix documentary, “Angst: Raising Awareness About Anxiety.” Breakout sessions later will include presentations relating to high school and college transitions and “the anxious brain” for both youth and adults; coping strategies and themed discussions for youth; and Cardinal Innovations “Stigma Training” for adults.
The closing session will feature a combined local youth choir and music by Brooke Hatala, a local teen artist and former contestant on “The Voice.”
A $25 registration fee (scholarships available) includes all programming, lunch and a T-shirt.
Youths can register at bit.ly/summitteen and adults – whether parents, teachers, youth leaders or mental health workers - at bit.ly/summitadult.
For FAMILY MEMBERS AND CLOSE FRIENDS of persons living with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, Panic Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, or Borderline Personality Disorder
This free series of 12 weekly classes is taught by trained NAMI members who have experienced having a loved one with mental illness. In a confidential setting, family members and friends of people with mental illness will learn about:
Chapel Hill Class meets Thursdays, September 6 thru November 15, 2018, from 6-8:30 pm
Seymour Senior Center, 2551 Homestead Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Contact: Nancy Brickman at 919-818-8065 or email@example.com.
Please note: A spring class will be offered on Sundays, January 5-March 23, 2019, 2-4:30 pm, and will meet in the Meadowmont area.
Durham Class meets Tuesdays, August 28 thru November 13, 2018, from 7pm-9:30 pm
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3639 Old Chapel Hill Road, Durham 27707
Contact: Violette Blumenthal 919-358-6788 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: A spring class will be offered at the same time and location on Tuesdays, January 15-April 2, 2019.
You may enroll now in spring classes if the class better fits your schedule.
Registration required. Each class limited to 25 persons.
Program sponsored by NAMI-NC, NAMI Durham and NAMI Orange County
NREPP: included in SAMSHA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practice
Family to Family classes do not meet if Public Schools are cancelled all day due to inclement weather.