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.
You can watch and share a replay of this panel on our Facebook page or on YouTube
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
Adult Holiday Depression - Warnings Signs and Tips
Youth Holiday Depression - Warning Signs and Tips
Maintaining Mental Health During COVID - Youth
Maintaining Mental Health During COVID - Parents
Watch our Be Well Community Special: Self-Care and Connection Around Suicide (aired 12/17/2020)
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