Doug Middleton

Doug Middleton

Founder, Dream the Impossible

All Sessions by Doug Middleton

Thursday June 16, 2022
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Youth Workshop: Overcoming the Youth Mental Health Crisis in the Black Community (Middle School and (9th – 11th grade)

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Overview: Mental Health is not only a concern for adults, but it is also impacting the lives of our youth. "Research shows that the Black community experiences similar rates of mental illness as other populations. But individuals in this community may be less likely to seek treatment. Up to 75% of mental health challenges emerge during adolescence, and according to the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) curriculum, one in five teens has had a serious mental health disorder at some point in their life." During this workshop, panel experts will bring awareness to mental health so students can leave with valuable resources that will help create a positive change towards seeking help when needed.