Your mental health matters
As a national leader in children’s mental and behavioral health, we’re here to help provide solutions to the youth we serve, their families, and the community when it comes to battling the many layers of anxiety. As we observe National Mental Health Awareness Month, we will address how anxiety is a reaction to stress, and how it affects us as a society.
Take some time to look within and around, as you are more than your anxiety. Whether stress is weighing you down, life is taking its toll, or your thoughts are making you doubt yourself, we want to encourage you that you are bigger than these obstacles by bringing you a series of mental health chats with our clinical staff, effective tips, and free resources.
The Experts have entered the chat
For #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth, we sat down with two of our licensed program experts, Dr. Angel Gooden and Dr. Alex Barton, to discuss all things #anxiety, including its signs and how to “protect your peace.”
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As we celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month, we invite you to listen to stories of resilience from former foster youth and the mental health practices that helped them to persevere.
Growing up, Darrah was the strong one. From a young age, her mother’s mental illness forced her to be the adult of the household. For Darrah, entering the foster care system and experiencing structure for the first time was a relief; but even then, she was on her own.
Want to hear more powerful stories of resilience? Listen to seasons 1 and 2 of Stronger Than You Think.
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Take a look at how we’re impacting the youth mental health crisis in America.
Teens in Crisis
The CDC recently released a disturbing study showing that 3 in 5 teen girls have felt deeply sad or hopeless in 2021, a 60% increase since 2013
Mental health support program helps youth by breaking the mold
The High-Fidelity Wraparound Program is a personalized model of mental and behavioral health care that breaks the traditional mold. It aims to help youth and their families set and achieve goals for their lives
Prioritizing Mental Health as Kids Head Back into the Classroom
As children head back into the classroom, it’s important that Youth Villages equips the communities we serve with information that can help kids, and their families, have a successful school year. According to the CDC: 1 in 6 children in school have one or more mental impairments.
Private, non-profit organization expands mental health services to ENC
A new mental health service is expanding in Eastern North Carolina. The program is part of Youth Villages, a private non-profit group that helps children and families.
Get the facts, support and inspiration you need to boost your outlook below. Make a difference in your self-awareness journey and others by listening, reading, watching and sharing these resources picked by our licensed experts
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Join The Conversation
Join the #HowAreYouFeeling Campaign! Throughout the month of May, we invite you to share with us on social media why mental health is health by tagging us (@YouthVillages) and using our hashtags #HowAreYouFeeling and #MentalHealthMatters.
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To help get you get started, feel free to use the sample posts.
Mental Health is Health. It’s time to talk about it. #HowAreYouFeeling @YouthVillages
REMINDER: You are STRONGER than your anxiety. #HowAreYouFeeling @YouthVillages
Go easy on yourself. Whatever you do today, let it be enough. #HowAreYouFeeling @YouthVillages
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