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Meeting Will Focus On Depression, Anxiety In Local Youth

Posted On September 26, 2017

By Mike Perleberg

(Brookville, Ind.) – Anxiety and depression are prevalent in Indiana’s youth.

According to the Kids Count Indiana 2017 Data Book, nearly three in 10 Hoosier students reported feeling sad or hopelessness to the point that they stopped doing some usual activity almost every day for two or more weeks in a row.

The study says youth who experience anxiety or depression are more likely than their peers to engage in risky behavior.

The topic will be discussed by Community Mental Health Center’s Laura Harmon during an Indiana Youth Institute Youth Worker Café on Thursday, October 5 from 8:30-10:00 a.m. at Brookville United Methodist Church, 150 E. 8th Street. A free breakfast will be provided.

Attendees should RSVP at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FranklinCoYWC100517.