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A free webinar, “Empowering Families: Strengthening Youth Mental

Health,” will be hosted by Mayo Clinic Health System in response to increased symptoms of anxiety and depression in people since the pandemic.

Janice Schreier, clinical therapist at Mayo Clinic Health System, will present the webinar on September 14 from 6-7 p.m. This webinar will offer a combination of life skills that, when practiced by parents and their children, can have a therapeutic impact on young people. Mental Health.

Families can register for the webinar on the Mayo Clinic Health System website.

Teenage mental health issues were on the rise before the COVID-19 pandemic, but now medical professionals are seeing clinically elevated symptoms of depression and anxiety at twice the rate of pre-pandemic levels.

Last fall, the American Academy of Pediatrics, along with the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Association of Children’s Hospitals, declared a national emergency in child and adolescent mental health.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns of an accelerating mental health crisis among teens, with more than 4 in 10 teens reporting feeling “always sad or hopeless” and 1 in 5 claiming to have considered suicide.

“The good news is that there are effective treatments for depression and anxiety, and family members can play a role.

key role in helping their children take advantage of treatment recommendations to reduce and manage symptoms,said Schreier. “Together, parents and young people can learn more about managing depression, anger and anxiety. We’re going to talk about effective and proven methods of managing mental health symptoms that children

can take immediate action for their health, with the support of family members.

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