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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.  

During this presentation you will learn how to recognize signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression in children and youth, along with strategies for assisting and supporting kids who struggle with anxiety or depression. You will hear from a practicing therapist and gain insight on how to reduce anxiety and depression as well as better understand general aspects of therapy. 


  • Starr L. Griffin, MS, LMHC

    CEO/Therapist – Griffin and Associates, LLC

    Starr Griffin has a master’s degree in mental health counseling and has more than 15 years of experience in the mental health field. She has worked directly with families who were referred by the Indiana Department of Child Services and served as a Regional Director for DCS. Starr is licensed in mental health counseling and has a private practice in the Wabash Valley area. Her passion is working with families and helping individuals reach a higher level of themselves.