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We Must Turn the Tide on Youth Depression

"Depression among youth is a serious problem and a risk factor for suicide. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 16 percent of high school students reported considering suicide in the previous 12 months, and about half of them actually made an attempt. It is important for all of us to be more aware of the signs that someone is experiencing depression. "That’s why SAMHSA supports efforts like Mental Health First Aid,” says Paolo del Vecchio, M.S.W., Director, Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Read more in his critical article… We Must Turn the Tide on Youth Depression.

Learn how to become certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid – the CPR for mental health – or how to organize a training for your agency. 

Hear Marlyn’s story of depression, suicidal thoughts and attempts, hospitalization, specialized DBT treatment offered by WJCS and recovery:
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WJCS client Marlyn is now thriving in college. 
Read about WJCS Mental Health Services

WJCS is committed to promoting emotional wellness, combating the stigma that serves as a barrier to effective mental health treatment, and fostering a trauma-informed system of care. 

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845 North Broadway, White Plains, NY10603

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