Tools for teens and young adults navigating mental health

[MPR News, May 15, 2019] This week, Minnesota Sen. Tina Smith spoke publicly for the first time about living with depression. Her initial experience of it came when she was a teenager. Smith’s story highlights the growing need for more mental health support in schools.

One in five teenagers and young adults lives with a mental health condition, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Half develop the condition by age 14 and three-fourths by age 24. Allina Health psychologist Dr. Lisa Herman joined Minnesota Public Radio News to talk about the problem and how Allina Health’s Change to Chill program, an online resource that provides teens with techniques to manage stress in a healthy way can help.

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