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Mental Health Awareness

Mental Health Awareness

Remote learning, lockdowns and pandemic uncertainty have increased anxiety and depression among adolescents, and heightened concerns about their mental health. As caregivers, we must listen to teenagers and reach out if we see concerning signs.

Please visit our Mental Health Awareness Pinterest Page for teens:

https://www.pinterest.com/lakeozyouth/mental-health-awareness/teen/

Here are some resources to help:

Mental Health America (MHA): Talking To Adolescents And Teens
MHA is a community-based nonprofit, they offer a series for caregivers of teens that starts with noticing symptoms, starting a conversation, and figuring out what to do and where to go..

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
This training is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers and more how to help a teen who is experiencing a mental health crisis. 

Signs of Depression During the Pandemic
From the Child Mind Institute, an article listing signs of depression to look out for in your child and ways to help them feel comfortable sharing their feelings. Their articles are available in Spanish as well. 

YouthLine
A teen-to-teen youth crisis and support service provided by Lines for Life. YouthLine is answered by teen volunteers daily from 4pm-10pm PST (and by adults at all other times, 24-hours a day!). 

Cascadia Behavioral Health Care
Cascadia is the largest “community-based behavioral health and substance use treatment services organization in the state of Oregon” and they operate a Crisis Line in Multnomah County 24/7 (503-988-4888). 

Multnomah County EASA (Early Assessment and Support Alliance) program  
EASA is a program that was created to help young people who are experiencing symptoms of psychosis. Research shows that getting help as early as possible makes treatment easier and recovery quicker