Parent Messaging April 2017 (Mental Health and Stress)

Part of being a teenager means dealing with transition and change, which can be challenging on your child’s mental health. Over 27% of local teens report being depressed. Be prepared, know the signs:
http://www.nami.org/Learn-More/Know-the-Warning-Signs
http://www.nami.org/Find-Support/Family-Members-and-Caregivers/Learning-...

Overachieved, Overbooked? Do you find yourself running every night of the week for your child. Realizing the success of a child is not measured by the amount of activities they are involved in is important. Click below to learn if you or your child is beginning to run on
empty and signs to watch for.
http://www.chla.org/blog/rn-remedies/how-tell-if-your-teen-over-scheduled
https://www.fcconline.org/overscheduled-teens-2/

Reference for the statistics used are from:
2016 TAP (Monadnock Region 7th & 8th graders):

During the past 12 months, did you ever feel so sad or hopeless almost every day for two weeks or more in a row that you stopped doing some usual activities? Yes: 27.3%
2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey, Grades 9-12, Greater Monadnock Region Combined Results:
During the past 12 months, did you ever feel so sad or hopeless almost every day for two weeks or more in a row that you stopped doing some usual activities? Yes: 27.9%