Teen mental health is collectively suffering, but there is hope. According to the recent CDC Youth Risk Behavior Survey, teenagers are depressed and suffering from violence and poor self image. But feeling connected to the adults in their lives can be a lifeline. Listen for tips on how you can help.
In this episode, we mentioned or used the following resources:
- CDC: Youth Behavior Risk Survey
- The Dallas Morning News: Our teens are in crisis. They need our help now.
- Axios: Teen girls bear worst of mental health crisis
- Teen Life Podcast: Mental Health Awareness | Talking About Mental Health | Importance of Hope
- Amazon: Girls on the Brink
- Contact the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline if you are experiencing mental health-related distress or are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support. Call or text 988. Chat at 988lifeline.org
- Podcast music by Luke Cabrera & Tobin Hodges
Chris has worked with teens from a variety of backgrounds for over a decade. He has a desire to help teenagers make good choices while also giving their families tools to communicate more effectively as choices are made.
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Karlie was in one of Teen Life’s original support groups and has always had a heart for teenagers and the vulnerable life stage they are in. She has a wealth of experience to share from working with teens in ministry and leading support groups.