The coronavirus pandemic has been devastating to all. The largely hidden effects are to the mental health of teenagers. Between remote learning creating physical isolation, missed activities and milestones, and a softening economy and job loss only being a few the nation’s teenagers and young adults have been impacted greatly. According to a study released by the CDC in August, a quarter of young adults have seriously contemplated suicide.
As the one-year mark approaches it is time to talk and shed light upon these very important issues. The Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Council, Orange County STOP DWI, and the Mental Health Association of Orange County are partnering to host a Watch Party of the newly released MTV Documentary “Each and Every Day”. The film showcases the experiences of young people and the urgency of talking about mental health and getting help. “Each and Every Day” features nine young survivors that span across race, ethnic, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds across the country, sharing their personal stories in an intimate and engaging conversation that goes deep into the fastest-growing epidemic among teens and young adults today. Audiences not only hear their stories of depression, anxiety and other mental health concerns, but also see the uplifting message of hope, recovery and the importance of treatment and honest conversation.
Please join us on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 7:00 PM to watch this documentary together. We will immediately follow the watch party with a panel discussion and more importantly conversation with mental health professionals. We will also share and have available resources and supports. To register please visit: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3522956614774033936
Any questions please feel free to reach out to Lauren Savino at firstname.lastname@example.org or MaryAlice Kovatch at email@example.com. It is time to no longer let our teens suffer in silence.