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Youth Mental Health: Signs of Suffering - Understanding Common Mental Health Conditions in Youth - June

Training type: Community Based Training
Training topic: Professional Development
Date and time: Fri, 06/07/2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Location: 200 Metro Center Blvd. Unit #5 Warwick, RI 02886

Nearly one in every five people, or 42.5 million American adults, has a diagnosable mental health condition; half of all lifetime cases of mental disorders begin by age 14. Not every young person in psychological distress has a mental disorder however, every young person will fall along a continuum of good mental health and mental illness. The more knowledgeable people are about mental disorders common in youth, early identification, appropriate supports and intervention are more likely to occur. Participants will be exposed to the most common mental health conditions seen in youth, recognize signs of emotional suffering and be able to provide  healthy and supportive learning environments. In addition, through increased knowledge, help reduce stigma and discrimination that relate to mental health and wellness.

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