The statistics regarding young people’s mental health continue to cause alarm. Anxiety is the most common and often the earliest issue to surface, and then becomes a risk factor for increasing problems throughout the teen years. Taking action to increase connection and actively focus on certain cognitive and social skills can make a big difference in preventing future struggles.
On Wednesday, April 19th at 4:00pm PT, a free webinar entitled, “Mental Health on Purpose: Teaching Young People Skills As They Step into Their Future,” will be offered for families, students, and educators featuring Lynn Lyons. The presentation will showcase an approach consisting of skills that move away from the all-too-common avoidant behaviors (and myths) that interfere with academic, social, and emotional growth. As Lynn states on her website, “I’m a big fan of process over content, meaning that I teach families HOW worry works and what to do about worry, rather than focusing too narrowly on WHAT the worry is or WHY that particular worry has shown up.” Following the presentation, Denise Pope, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer at the Stanford University Graduate School of Education and Challenge Success Co-Founder, and a high school student panelist will join the conversation to discuss some of the ideas shared, problem-solve real-world scenarios from adolescent life, and take questions from the audience.
This event is hosted by Challenge Success and REACH Student Life Management. It is free and open to the public with registration on the Challenge Success website. Challenge Success is offering this event as part of its commitment to Dr. Vivek Murthy, U.S. Surgeon General, who has been bringing awareness to the crisis surrounding youth mental health across the nation and assembled over 30 organizations committed to addressing the crisis in his call to action last year.
Lynn Lyons is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist who has been in private practice for 30 years specializing in the treatment of anxiety disorders in adults and children. She is a sought after expert, appearing in the New York Times, Time, NPR, Psychology Today, Good Morning America, and other media outlets. Her latest book for adults and teenagers, The Anxiety Audit was released in October and she is the co-host of the popular podcast Flusterclux.
Challenge Success partners with school communities to implement research-based, equity-centered strategies that improve student well-being, engagement, and belonging. Challenge Success is a 501(c)(3) non-profit school reform organization affiliated with Stanford’s Graduate School of Education.
REACH Student Life Management offers a suite of comprehensive, multi-featured and advanced platforms which totally automate school and boarding house activities, improve communication, and provide measurable gains for efficiency and risk mitigation.