How to Talk With Teens About Mental Health
Between 2009 and 2019, the percentage of teens who reported having “persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness” rose from 26 percent to 37 percent and, in 2021, to 44 percent. Further, research shows that 1 in 5 youth in distress felt that they didn’t have someone they could turn to in a crisis. How can we let our teens know we’re here for them and protect them from significant mental health challenges?
How do we know what to say, or even where to begin? In today’s Voices of Compassion podcast episode, CHC clinical services expert, Dr. Tracy Cavaligos shares myriad tips and takeaways for talking to our teens about mental health.
All Voices of Compassion podcast episodes are available on-demand to stream or download. Listen to How to Talk With Teens About Mental Health online at podcasts.chconline.org. You can also subscribe to Voices of Compassion on Apple podcasts, Spotify and other podcast apps.
Do you need someone to talk to? CHC can help. We invite you to call or email our Care Managers at 650.688.3625 or firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a free 30-minute consultation. CHC teletherapy services are available now.