Young Minds Matter
A community lecture series focusing on teens and emerging adults’ mental health, and how parents, educators, peers and community members can provide support and guidance in midst of a changing and complicated modern world.
Presented by the Ryder’s Fund of YMCA of Boulder Valley. We thank them for their generous support!
The rate of depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation and/or completion, stress and substance abuse are skyrocketing among this generation’s youth and young adults, in part due to the combination of contemporary challenges, such as heightened exposure to social media and risk of cyber-bullying and school violence, with more traditional stressors like school, family life, sports and friends. This concerning trend is spreading across Colorado, and the nation, leaving parents and family members, peers, educators, coaches and community members feeling helpless and confused.
In an effort to shed light on these challenges, as well as empower supportive members in teens and emerging adults’ lives, Mental Health Partners has teamed up with Hope Coalition, Parent Engagement Network and the YMCA of Boulder Valley to present a 4-part community lecture series titled, “Young Minds MATTER.” This free, community lectures series will feature insight from today’s teens and emergency adults, valuable information and resources for parents and educators, expert-led discussions and more. See detailed information below for each series’ topic. All sessions are open-to-the-public, but space is limited!