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Aurora is partnering with a local organization to help address what officials are calling a "mental health crisis" in the city.
The city has seen a surge in mental health-related calls in recent years, and officials say they need more resources to deal with the issue.
The partnership with the Mental Health Center of Denver
When the pediatric hospital system in Colorado declared a state of emergency for youth mental health, they weren't kidding around.
With an increase of 73% over two years ago and virtual roundtable discussions detailing what's going on with these kids today - it's clear that something needs to change fast.
The leading cause of death for 10 to 24-year-olds in Colorado is suicide, advocates said.
Suicide rates among young people in Colorado are alarmingly high, but there is hope. Programs that help them through the tough times when they feel like giving up or having a mental breakdown.
As the pediatric mental health crisis continues to grow, has reached a point where we can no longer ignore it.
Too often, mental health is seen as a taboo topic, especially when it comes to children. However, the pediatric mental health crisis is real and has reached a point where we can no longer ignore it.
These disorders range from anxiety and depression to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and bipolar disorder.
While some children will grow out of these disorders, others will need lifelong therapy and medication to manage their symptoms. The pediatric mental health crisis has put a strain on our already overburdened healthcare system, and it is time for us to take action.
A good goal is a need to destigmatize mental illness and provide more resources for families struggling with these disorders.
Targeted interventions and early diagnosis are key to helping children with mental illness lead happy and productive lives. It is time for us to come together and address this growing crisis.
APS has introduced a new online tool that will ensure all 38,000-plus students receive mental health care.
The site provides one intake session and then up to six free virtual consultations--allowing for those in crisis or needing more assistance than what traditional methods provide them with quick responses without having any long waiting periods between appointments
This is a great step forward in providing mental health services to students, but it is only the beginning. In order to truly address the needs of students, we need to continue to destigmatize mental illness and provide more resources for families struggling with these disorders.
It is time for us to come together and address this growing crisis.
It is important to mentally support our adolescents for many reasons.
The teenage years can be extremely turbulent, and without a strong support system, teenagers can struggle to cope with the challenges they face.
Unfortunately, many teenagers feel alone and isolated, and this can lead to mental health problems such as depression and anxiety.
By providing a listening ear and a shoulder to cry on, we can help our adolescents to express their feelings and work through their problems.
We can also offer advice and guidance when needed, and help our teens to develop healthy coping mechanisms.
In short, by mentally supporting our adolescents, we can help them to navigate the difficult teenage years and emerge into adulthood stronger and happier.
Parents play an important role in their teenager's mental health. In addition to providing love and support, there are a few extra things parents can do to help their teenagers cope with mental health problems.
First, encourage your teenager to see a therapist. A therapist can help your teenager understand and manage their emotions. Secondly, teach your teenager healthy coping skills.
Help them identify healthy ways to deal with stress, such as exercise or journaling. Finally, make sure to keep communication open.
Let your teenager know that they can come to you with anything, no matter how big or small.
By taking these steps, parents can help their teenagers build a foundation for a healthy mental life.
Overcomers Counseling is a mental health counseling practice that offers both teletherapy and in-person counseling services in Aurora, Colorado.
We provide counseling for individuals, couples, and families dealing with a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, trauma, and more.
We believe in the power of therapy to heal and change lives, and we are committed to providing our clients with the highest quality of care.
If you are struggling we encourage you to reach out for help. We are here for you.
Mental health is a growing concern for adolescents, and it is important for us to come together to address this issue.
APS has taken a great step forward in providing mental health services to students, but there is still more work to be done.
We need to continue to destigmatize mental illness and provide more resources for families struggling with these disorders.
By working together, we can make a difference in the lives of our adolescents.
If you are a parent struggling to support your teenager's mental health, please reach out for help.
There are many resources available to you.
And if you are a teenager struggling with your mental health, please know that you are not alone. Help is available. You are not alone in this.
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