Parents/Teachers/Youth Workers will learn how to recognize signs of depression and other mental health problems, initiate a conversation with their child, and get him or her help.
- National Institutes of Health (NIH) reports that mental illness is common: nearly 1 in 5 (19%) U.S. youth experiences some form of mental illness in a given year.
- ½ of all mental illness begins by age 14 and ¾ by age 24.
- 9 out of every 10 people who attempt suicide have an underlying mental health illness.
- Suicide was the 2nd leading cause of death for ages 10-34 in 2016. It was the leading cause of death for youth ages 15-19 in Howard County between 2014-2016 (Howard County Health Department).
Together we can create a culture that’s smart about mental health. We’ll save lives, and vastly improve the lives of many more.
Date: Sunday March 29, 2020
Time: 11:00AM – 12:00PM
10176 Baltimore National Pike #117, Ellicott City, MD 21042