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Posted on: February 28, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Keeping Teens Safe-A Community Conversation about Mental Health

Have you been worried about a teen’s emotional health during the pandemic? You are not alone.

Martha Lambert, Coordinator of Behavioral Health Wellness at the Hanover County Community Services Board is intimately familiar with the concerns of parents. 

“Parents in Hanover call us every day, expressing concern about their children’s emotional health. They ask how they can help their teenager navigate the stresses of the pandemic, academic life and relationships. They share stories about their children’s growing anxiety and deepening depression. We know that there are more parents out there who need support, so they feel confident when helping their kids.”

Lambert created Keeping Teens Safe, a community conversation for parents and caregivers of teens in response to this growing need.

Presenters from the CKG Foundation, Hanover Cares Coalition, Hanover Community Services Board, and Hanover County Public Schools will share their perspectives on teen mental health. Panelists will discuss different aspects of teen emotional well-being including building resilience, identifying risk factors, depression and anxiety, substance use, and suicide.   Several panelists will bring their lived experience to the discussion as survivors of adolescent depression and also as the parents of teens. Participants will also be able to ask panelists questions. 

Join the conversation on March 10th from 7:00pm – 9:00pm over Zoom.  Register at https://tinyurl.com/HanoverKTS

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