The stakes are high for high school students returning to school. They are managing complex family and social lives with a growing reliance on social media forums, a variety of competitive activities such as sports, theater and band, and likely not quite enough sleep. It can be challenging for teens to thrive physically and psychologically in the midst of it all.
Mental Health America shares these messages to help families and communities address teen mental health:
Mental Health America has developed tools and resources for students and parents about why youth mental health matters, what parents need to know and how to best support our teens. Visit MentalHealthAmerica.net for information, assessments and more.
Here in the mid-Willamette Valley, parents and teens are also invited to join providers from Samaritan Mental Health Family Center to learn about mental health resources in our community – from hotlines, text lines, websites and books, to individual counseling and groups.