teen mental heath
Sharing stories to create awareness
This is a space for general discussion about teen mental health.
Photo by Dan Meyers on Unsplash
By sharing stories, we can help close the gap with families dealing with mental illness. There are many more people out there that deal with this than we realize. Every year, roughly 14.8 million Americans (6.7% of the population) experience depressive symptoms.* By coming together and talking about this as a community, we can help remove some of the fear and isolation we all feel about dealing with mental health issues. Mental health affects not just the person experiencing symptoms, but everyone around that person - people who want that person to get better and know they are loved and cared for.
If you feel led, please share your story here. Feel free to share as much, or as little as you like. There is no need to list names, unless this is something you feel personally led to do.
We can help each other overcome something all too many of us experience.
* Source: Better Health (https://www.betterhelp.com/advice/depression/the-facts-and-fictions-of-depression-statistics/?utm_source=AdWords&utm_medium=Search_PPC_c&utm_term=_b&utm_content=82966718848&network=g&placement=&target=&matchtype=b&utm_campaign=6459244691&ad_type=text&adposition=&gclid=Cj0KCQjwh_eFBhDZARIsALHjIKchbZbrukbHYzylKjtpq0OY-SgsQbmhvmmuczvYciQDoYMD-YXFq_oaAkItEALw_wcB) 2/15/21