Teen Mental Health
Stress, Anxiety, & Depression
Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 7pm
DHS Performing Arts Center
310 North McDonough Street, Decatur, Georgia 30030
Stress, anxiety, and depression are common emotional problems among high school students, but they often go unnoticed, leaving teens to seek solace and solutions from peers.
Self-medicating options, i.e. drugs, alcohol, cutting, and suicide attempts, are the high risk (which the teen brain isn't yet able to discern) quick fixes many kids will employ in search of relief.
Speaker Panel >
Dr. Jain, Founder and CEO of Pathways Transition Programs, INC, will talk about the very critical teenage developmental stage, the essential role of connection and mastery (in all our lives).
She will explore ways parents can help teems avoid the potential consequences when unaddressed stress, anxiety, and depression can interrupt the normal pursuit of these important life aspects.
Dr. Avasthi, Medical Director at Pathways Transition Programs, INC, will speak about the role of psychiatric care for teens struggling with stress, anxiety, and depression.
He'll also explain when/how/why appropriate medication management provides support while critical new skills can be learned for coping with life's constant challenges.