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    • KNOW THE SIGNS SAVE A LIFE Marin County Teen Mental Health Board
    • Who Are We? We are a volunteer group whose mission is to raise awareness for mental health issues and suicide among teens. We’re not mental health professionals. We don’t do diagnosis or treatment.
    • Depression 1 in 3 high school students has a mental health disorder. Most don’t seek or get treatment. Depression is a diagnosable disease characterized by altered levels of certain brain Source: Amer. Psych. Assoc., Surgeon General chemicals.
    • Depression Statistics Depression is the most common mental health disorder in the U.S. among teens and adults. 10-15% of teenagers have some symptoms of depression at any one time. Between 80 and 90% of people with depression—even the most serious forms—can be helped. Source: teendepression.org and NIMH
    • Causes and Risk Factors of Depression Family history  Traumatic event Loss  Domestic violence Abuse  Drug abuse Bullying  Chronic illness or injury  Major life change Family instability  Peer pressure Questioning sexual orientation  Stress Stigma of being Source: teendepression.org LGBTQ
    • Signs and Symptoms of Depression Withdrawal from regular  Change in energy level activities Extreme feelings of  Antisocial behavior sadness, hopelessness, worthlessness  Drop in school performance Self hurt  Loss of motivation Eating disorders Change in sleeping habits  Inexplicable aches Change in eating habits  Restlessness, irritability Source: teendepression.org
    • Myth or Fact?Depression affects morethan 19 million Americansevery year. Fact! Source: Mental Health America
    • Myth or Fact?Most high school studentsdon’t think about killingthemselves. Myth! Source: teenscreen.org
    • Myth or Fact?Approximately 68% ofadults 65 and over knowlittle or nothing aboutdepression. Fact! Source: National Mental Health Association
    • Myth or Fact? Males have higher suicide rates than females. Fact! Source: AFSP
    • Myth or Fact?Asking someone if they aresuicidal makes them moresuicidal. Myth! Source: AFSP
    • Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem People who commit suicide don’t want to die. It is often impulsive 90% of people who commit suicide suffer from a treatable mental health disorder. Source: AFSP
    • Suicide Statistics Every 100 minutes, an American teenager commits suicide. For every suicide there are at least 25 attempts. Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death for people ages 15-24 after accidents and homicide. It is the 4th leading cause of death for people ages 10- 14. Those who’ve made prior attempt more vulnerable, but means restriction is effective. Source: AFSP
    • Suicide Trends  After steady decline in the 90’s, suicide rates have increased since 2000.  2010 was the highest rate in 15 years. Source: AFSP
    • Risk Factors for Suicide Existing mental health disorder. Prior attempt. Family history. Substance abuse. Bullying. Isolation. Source: AFSP Access to means, weapons.
    • Warning Signs and Indicators of Suicide Suicidal Talk  Taking excessive risks Preoccupation with death  Drop in school or dying performance Withdrawal from family or  Increased drug, alcohol friends Making final use arrangements  Self neglect Self-injury  Involvement in criminal Change in energy level justice system  Expression of anger and
    • ACTAcknowledgeCareTell
    • What To Do If you think you or a friend is depressed or suicidal, get connected with a trusted adult. Plan + Means + Opportunity Deadly Secret or Deadly Promise
    • Mental Health Hygiene  Healthy diet and regular exercise keeps you physically fit and helps fight or prevent a mental health disorder.  Getting enough sleep helps the body rejuvenate after a stressful day.  Maintain good relationships with family and friends.  Develop creative, physical or social outlet.  Seek help when necessary. Don’t be afraid to ask.
    • Importance of Kindness Be sensitive to people’s problems; you never know what someone is going through. One kind act or word can brighten someone’s day or even change their life forever. Be sympathetic, empathetic.
    • Mental Health Resources Family Service Agency of Marin  Provides a safety net of affordable mental health services  Tel: (415) 491-5700  24-Hour Suicide Hotline: (415) 499-1100 Community Institute for Psychotherapy  Offers quality, affordable counseling and psychotherapy  Tel: (415) 459-5999 Suicide Hotline (Spanish)  1-888-628-9454
    • Marin County Teen Mental Health BoardContact Us: Web: Knowthesignssavealife.blogspot.com Email: john@iheartcasey.com Tel: (415) 272-5123 We meet at 10AM one Sunday every month at 317 Scenic Rd. in Fairfax.