The struggle with depression and anxiety is very real for today’s teenagers. It’s estimated that one in five adolescents from all walks of life will suffer from depression at some point during their teen years.
LakewoodAlive, a nonprofit community development organization, will host a community forum from 7-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the cafeteria at Lakewood High School (14100 Franklin Blvd.). Dr. Molly Wimbiscus, child and adolescent psychiatrist at Cleveland Clinic, will oversee a distinguished group of panelists for an informative discussion. The final 30 minutes will be devoted to panelists fielding questions from the audience.
This community conversation will offer insightful dialogue regarding how Lakewoodites can feel more empowered to support neighbors, both youths and their parents, who are struggling with depression and/or anxiety.
The general public is invited to attend this free forum as the community seeks to better understand the complexities surrounding teenage mental health while seeking to remove the stigma often attached to depression and anxiety. The discussion will delve into warning signs, best practices for assisting a young person who is suffering from depression and/or anxiety, and the multitude of resources available within the Lakewood community.
For more information, visit LakewoodAlive.org