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Stress Management

Stress can affect people of all ages, genders and circumstances and can lead to both physical and psychological health issues. By definition, stress is any uncomfortable "emotional experience accompanied by predictable biochemical, physiological and behavioral changes."

 

 
“Understanding Chronic Stress.” American Psychological Association, American Psychological Association, www.apa.org/.

 

Teen Depression
Up to 20% of teens will suffer from at least one depressive episode before they reach adulthood.
For more information see  TedTalk on teen depression and Erika's Lighthouse
 
 
Suicide Prevention 
When parents understand what teen depression looks like, we can be alert to the changes in our teen's behavior that may indicate that a visit to a health professional is necessary.
 
 
"Parents and Adolescent Depression." Erika's Lighthouse, www.erikaslighthouse.org/parents
 
 
Substance Abuse
The Student Assistance Program works with students in the school to provide information and support on a variety of topics with an emphasis on addictive substances (drugs, alcohol & tobacco).
 
 
 

More Resources

See below files for information on services available in the community.