Valerie's House Teen Participates in Community Conversation on Mental Health


WGCU — Fort Myers — According to the Centers for Disease Control the prevalence of depression, anxiety, and behavioral problems among teens is growing in the United States, with more than 1 in 10 being diagnosed with anxiety, about 1 in 13 with behavior disorders, and about 1 in 17 with depression. Teens these days have a lot on their plates, and the pressures of school and life can often be magnified, or perhaps distorted by things like social media. WGCU spoke with organizers about “Normal Is Overrated,” a local effort to remove the stigma of talking about mental and behavioral health issues among teens.

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