Today’s Teen Tip video “Teen Mental Health – You Matter” is provided by Belmont County Family and Consumer Sciences Educator, Lorrissa Dunfee. It can be found by visiting the Ohio State University Extension Belmont County-FCS Facebook page or on the OSU Extension Professionals YouTube page by using this link https://youtu.be/kzq5VAELiL0. Please share with the teens in your life and on social media. Encourage your school districts, juvenile courts, health department, Job and Family Services, etc. to share it. Email your clientele, community partners and stakeholders and ask them to share it with others. The video asks the questions: Have you ever felt sad or withdrawn, experienced severe mood swings, or had difficulty concentrating? These can be warnings signs to alert you that there may be an issue with your mental health. 1 in 5 children ages 13-18 have, or will have a serious mental illness. You are not alone! There is HOPE and recovery is possible!
September is National Suicide Prevention Month! You are not alone – You Matter….spread the word!