#TeenAnxiety: A Youth Mental Health Summit - October 6, 2018
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 in Chapel Hill 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 in Chapel Hill 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.