Noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 21; Live via Zoom and Facebook Live
Suicide is the second-leading cause of death among teens in the United States, and the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 has only added to the mental strain and pressures affecting our youth. As our kids and teens prepare for a holiday in which their social activities, family traditions, and normal support systems will look very different, it’s vital that we not take a “business as usual” approach to this time and take extra care to prevent the negative mental health effects that isolation, depression and anxiety can have on their lives. They need our support. And they need us!
On Dec. 21, Burrell Behavioral Health hosted a virtual panel titled “Youth & Suicide: Supporting Our Kids' Mental Health During the Holidays.” Behavioral experts from our medical, outpatient and youth services programs shared do’s, don’ts and best practices for engaging youth and monitoring their mental health.
Adam Andreassen, Psy.D., Chief Operating Officer Dr. Garima Singh, youth and adolescent psychiatrist and Chief Medical Officer Amy Hill, System Director, School-Based Services Dr. Sara Wilson, System Director, Youth Training and Consultation Dr. Shelly Farnan, System Director, Diversity & Inclusion