STMH #10: Fighting Stigmas Associated with Mental Health
Supporting Teen Mental Health
Keep a watch for this recurring series that provides information, guidance, and resources from school staff, community clinicians, and more, assembled by Community of Concern (CoC). For a list of middle and high school counselors and clinicians: click here. For community crisis and mental health resources: click here.
Education & Empathy Are Key
Mental health is equally as important as physical health, and learning to practice self-care and get proper treatment for difficulty and illness related to mental well-being starts by acquiring knowledge and building empathy. Adolescents benefit from having information just as adults do, according to pediatric specialist Dr. Ishrat Quadri, who encourages schools to implement mental health educational programs: View 2-minute video from January webinar
A Resource for Adults - Training in Youth Mental Health First Aid
Register for a free 1-day course to learn how to help a youth who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis. For classes offered by Mandell JCC of Greater Hartford (June-Dec) click here and by Hartford Hospital Institute of Living (Sept) click here.