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Bridging the Gap to Support Mental Wellness
By Interior Savings
May 30, 2017
Do you recall what it was like to be a teenager on the verge of adulthood? The ups and downs that come with adolescence can be tough to navigate. Now imagine for a moment that you’re a teenager dealing with a mental illness. Your ability to socialize, focus, problem-solve and cope with everyday stressors are all profoundly impacted. If you have a relationship with your family, it’s likely strained from the presence of a mental illness.
Here lies the difficulty: how does a young person achieve their potential when it feels as though the challenges are insurmountable; when they feel lost and disconnected from the world around them? It’s at this time that youth with mental illness are most at risk of falling through the cracks.
There’s a remarkable program that is helping to bridge that gap and give youth the essential tools and skills they need to achieve their potential. Watch the video to learn more.