Responding to Youth in Crisis
During these unprecedented times of the COVID-19 pandemic many are facing fears, anxiety, and panic of uncertainty. Youth experience this secondary stress because of what they see and feel all around them. Mental Health crisis has already started to increase and will cause more major concern in young people. Suicide continues to be the second leading cause of death for ages 13-24 and added stress can increase these statistics. Learning how to respond to youth in a mental health crisis is vital in these present times. This presentation will help participants understand mental health crisis, causes of mental health crisis, and steps to respond to a mental health crisis.