About This Event
Suicide has been the second-leading cause of death for Indiana youth between the ages of 15 and 24 since 2009. The National Survey of Children’s Health reports that depression is the most prevalent mental disorder experienced among adolescents, with 30.8 percent of Indiana high school students reporting feeling sad or hopeless to the point that they stopped doing some usual activities almost every day for two or more weeks in a row. According to Child Trends, youth who experience anxiety or depression face a higher risk of poor health outcomes as adults.
Join us for this presentation to learn more about the mental health struggles facing youth in our community and across Indiana. We will discuss the impact of mental health challenges on youth and families and build awareness of what we can do as a community to have a positive effect to make a difference.
Title: Executive Director, Mental Health America of North Central Indiana
Brandi Christianson has been a crisis counselor and volunteer with local agencies in Kokomo and in Iowa and is proud to serve our region. Brandi is a certified instructor in Youth Mental Health First Aid, Adult Mental Health First Aid and Public Safety Mental Health First Aid.