National Anxiety and Depression Awareness Week - May 4-10
Anxiety is the most common mental health issue among teens, but it is under diagnosed. Left untreated, it can severely diminish productivity and a person's lifestyle. Educating students and parents about anxiety is a great way to get students and parents thinking about the difference between normal and overwhelming anxiety. Also, I have included resources for school counselors as we need to be able to identify when students are exhibiting fears that are impacting his or her ability to function in school.
What is Generalized Anxiety Disorder?
Anxiety and Depression Association of America
Anxiety Fact sheet for Adolescents and Teens
Mental Health America
Worry Wise Kids Accommodations for Anxious Students
Students and Anxiety: The Role of the School Counselor
Resources and Training for School Counselors
Top Anxiety Blogs
Global Youth Traffic Safety Month
The goal of this month long campaign, sponsored by NOYS, is to raise awareness about youth safety issues during spring & summer events like prom, graduation, and summer driving. According to researchers, May through July are the deadliest months for traffic accidents by teens.
NOYS Twitter Chat
May 6 @ 8PM ET – Drunk, Drugged and Drowsy Driving
May 13 @ 8PM ET – Seat Belts
May 20 @ 8PM ET – Driving Distractions
May 27 @ 8PM ET – Sharing the Road
Teen Driving Summit - October 16-20, 2015
NOYS Action Guide
Mental Health Month
For 65 years, Mental Health America has observed mental health awareness month by providing resources and activities. This year's slogan is B4Stage4.
Get Informed Fact Sheet
Get Screened Fact Sheet
Get Help Fact Sheet
Calendar of Event
Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month
Many teens still think that teen pregnancy cannot happen to them so the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month helps them think before they get in the moment.
Office of Adolescent Health
Get Involved - if you only have 5 minutes you can get involved in preventing teen pregnancy.