SAN FRANCISCO - ABC7 News Anchor Kristen Sze moderates a very special roundtable discussion about teens' mental health.
Discussing the mental health of teenagers is an important step towards offering support and resources for teens dealing with bullying, depression, suicidal thoughts, and many more challenges. Our guests are here to share their own experiences and are eager to help remove the stigma around these topics.
Warning: Some of our discussion may be difficult to hear and could be emotionally triggering for some.
If you need help, Bay Area and national resources are available and ready to listen... 24/7/365. See below for Resources List.
Amanda Caparas, ASW, PPSC
School Social Worker, Shirakawa School
Franklin-McKinley School District
Facebook: Franklin-McKinley School District
Lost his brother to suicide
Chat counselor, The Trevor Project
High school student
High school student
Founder, Audrie Pott Foundation
If you need help, Bay Area and national resources are available and ready to listen 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, year round. See below for Resources List.
Disney-ABC Choose Kindness
ABC7: Choose Kindness
Disney-ABC National Bullying Prevention Month - Choose Kindness
Suicide Prevention & Crisis Hotline
1-855-278-4204 (Available 24 hours, 7 days a week)
Bring Change To Mind
Audrie Pott Foundation
"Audrie & Daisy" Discussion Guides
San Mateo County StarVista 24/7 Crisis Hotline
Stanford Center for Youth Mental Health & Wellbeing
Crisis Text Line
Text HOME to 741741
One Love Foundation
Children's Health Council
Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Resource page
Bullying Prevention Resources (half way down the page)
YOUTH SUICIDE WARNING SIGNS:
- Talking about or making plans for suicide
- Expressing hopelessness about the future
- Displaying severe/overwhelming emotional pain or distress
- Marked changes in behavior, including: Withdrawal from social connections/situations, changes in sleep (increased or decreased), anger or hostility that seems out of character or context, recent increased agitation or irritability.
EFFECTIVE COPING STRATEGIES TO COMBAT STRESS:
(Varies by individual)
- Listening to music
- Breathing exercises
- Playing sports
- Extra-curricular activities
- Practicing Mindfulness
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