Back to School Mental Health Webinar

As the new school year approaches, ensuring the mental well-being of our youth is more crucial than ever. Join NAMI Metro Baltimore and Maryland Wellness for an insightful webinar where local experts will discuss key issues and strategies related to youth mental health.

Why Youth Mental Health Matters:

-Approximately 1 in 5 adolescents have experienced a severe mental health disorder at some point during their life. Common issues include depression, anxiety, and ADHD.

-Mental health conditions can significantly affect a student’s academic performance and school attendance. Students with poor mental health are more likely to experience lower grades and higher dropout rates.

-Untreated mental health problems in youth can lead to more severe issues in adulthood, including substance abuse, difficulty maintaining employment, and strained relationships.

Statistics Highlighting the Importance of Youth Mental Health:

-Rising Rates: According to the CDC, in 2021, more than 44% of high school students reported experiencing persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness during the past year, a significant increase from previous years.

-Early Onset: Half of all mental health conditions start by age 14, and 75% by age 24, highlighting the critical need for early intervention and support.

Webinar Topics Include:

-Identifying early signs of mental health issues in children and adolescents

-Effective strategies for parents and educators to support youth mental health

-Resources and services available for mental health support in Maryland

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Aug 08 2024


6:00 pm - 7:30 pm