About This Event
According to Child Trends, youth who experience anxiety or depression face a higher risk of poor health outcomes as adults. Depression during adolescence is also associated with disrupted school performance and peer/family relationships. 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.
Join us for this presentation to learn how to recognize signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression in children and youth, along with strategies for assisting kids who struggle with anxiety or depression.
David J. Berman, MPA, MPH
Title: Director of Development – Mental Health of America Director – Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Indiana Director – Indiana Suicide Prevention Network Chair – DMHA Indiana Recovery Council
In his many roles, David J. Berman provides advocacy, supports, and education related to mood disorders, and leads various suicide/primary prevention and public health efforts. David is the Chair of the Indiana Suicide Prevention Network Advisory Council, and serves on several additional Division of Mental Health and Addiction advisory boards.