Actions and Detail Panel
Behavioral Health Across the Lifespan: The Teen Years
Tue, April 4, 2017, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Adolescence is a critical period for mental, social, and emotional wellbeing and development. Everyone, especially many teens, experiences mood swings—from feeling blue, to expressing giddy excitement, to being anxious or irritable. Adolescence is also the time when many mental disorders first arise. More than half of all mental disorders and problems with substance abuse (such as binge drinking and illegal drug use) begin by age 14. It is important to make a clear distinction between the normal ups and downs of mood and outlook, and diagnosable mental disorders.
Please join us for a panel discussion to learn more about the development of the adolescent mind, what professionals are seeing in their practices and at schools, emerging issues, practical advice, and where to seek assistance.
This interactive discussion is geared for everyone working with and caring for middle and high school aged youth.
Master of Ceremonies: Scott Spradling
Opening Remarks: John Broderick, Former NH Supreme Court Justice
Sheehan Gendron, Child and Family Therapist, Riverbend's Children Intervention Program
John Bassi, MD, Medical Director, St. Paul's School
Anna-Marie DiPasquale, Social Worker, Concord high School
Audrey Clairmont, LCSW, Choices Adolescent Addiction Treatment