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Mental Health & Stress

Part of being a teenager means dealing with transition and change, which can be challenging on your child’s mental health. Over 27% of local teens report being depressed. Be prepared, know the signs:
Know the Warning Signs
Learning to help your child

Overachieved, Overbooked? Do you find yourself running every night of the week for your child. Realizing the success of a child is not measured by the amount of activities they are involved in is important. Click below to learn if you or your child is beginning to run on empty and signs to watch for.
How to tell if your teen is overscheduled
Overscheduled teens

Reference for the statistics used are from:
2016 TAP (Monadnock Region 7th & 8th graders):
During the past 12 months, did you ever feel so sad or hopeless almost every day for two weeks or more in a row that you stopped doing some usual activities?

Yes: 27.3%

2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey, Grades 9-12, Greater Monadnock Region Combined Results:
During the past 12 months, did you ever feel so sad or hopeless almost every day for two weeks or more in a row that you stopped doing some usual activities?

Yes: 27.9%

Electronic Cigarettes, Depression

Parents – Don’t know about vaping? The use of e-cigarettes among teens has more than tripled.

Flavors like bubblegum and gummy bears are intentionally being marketed to kids. Get the real facts:
https://e-cigarettes.surgeongeneral.gov/
https://e-cigarettes.surgeongeneral.gov/documents/SGR_ECig_ParentTipSheet_508.pdf

Did you know that over 28% of Monadnock youth have felt sad or hopeless daily for 2 or more weeks in a row?
Know the signs of depression and how to talk to your teen:

http://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline/warning-signs-risk-factors