🙋♀️ Did you know?
1 in 5 LGBTQ teens attempted suicide
More than 52% of LGBTQ suffer from poor mental health of teenagers. This affects their physical wellbeing and educational outcomes.
Thoughts of suicide up 60%
According to the latest CDC research, more than 1 in 3 teenagers have seriously considered suicide. Adult stress during COVID seeped down to children who do not deserve yelling, put-downs, neglect, and beatings.
57% of Teenage Girls have Reported Feeling Sad or Hopeless
Teenage girls are emotionally distressed at a historic high, twice as much as teen boys. 1 in 5 experienced sexual violence just in the last year.
Taking Care of Our Youth Secures Everyone’s Futures
Made with Pixton.
1. Check-in round At first, everyone gets ready for the meeting. Before the meeting begins, participants prepare by ensuring all updates are entered on their assignments from the previous week and reviewing their assignments for the week. Then, the facilitator asks each person to share how they are feeling or one brief fact/experiences/opinion they haven’t…
Video Diary – Sensory Tigger
Some children need more or less sensory input than others. Hyperactivity cannot be suppressed, only expended, and punishing children for being unable to sit still will not work. Find safe alternatives and join in!
Water Is Wet
So, a few days ago, my mother approached me with an article she found interesting: https://www.forbes.com/sites/maryroeloffs/2023/07/19/teen-suicide-plummeted-during-covid-19-school-closures-new-study-finds/?sh=1050137fdd9b. Published on July 19th, 2023, the Forbes article reports the findings of a 2016-2021 study on the rate of suicidality. Now, because I am terrible at writing coherent summaries when I actually want to, I will be using bullet…