Category: Let's Talk About It

February 8, 2018 - Young Love:  Concerns and Mental Health Issues in Adolescent Romance - Andrea Platero, APCC Associate Professional Clinical Counselor Youth and Young Adult Program

Adolescence contains a number of life challenges, including the beginnings of romantic relationships. With youth and young adult therapist Andrea Platero, we examine the modern context of young love, including social media, consider common concerns and share helpful strategies in supporting the young ones through their first romantic relationships.
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February 15, 2018 - Substance Abuse and the Impact on the Youth - Ana Contreras, AMFT Program Supervisor Youth and Young Adult Program

Substance abuse can derail the future of our youth. Behavioral Health Services offers Adolescent Prevention and Treatment Services to support youth who may be struggling with substance abuse. Ana Contreras sheds light on how substance abuse impacts the Imperial Valley’s youth and how to access available services.
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February 22, 2018 - Psychosis: Know the Signs and Symptoms - Mayra Andrade Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician Transitional Engagement and Supportive Services (TESS) Unit

According to National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), up to 3 in 100 individuals will have an episode of psychosis at one point in their lives. Symptoms of psychosis can include bizarre thoughts, distorted perception (sight /sound), behaviors and emotions. Psychosis can be impactful to functioning, but significant recovery is possible with early detection and treatment. Join us as Mayra Andrade informs us about the signs, symptoms and resources available.
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March 1, 2018 - Mental Health Support Groups and Resources in the Community - Anita Fisher Education Director NAMI - San Diego

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), works alongside local communities to raise awareness, provide essential free education and support group programs. NAMI has various support groups which provide workshops to train families and peers how to help the people suffering from mental illness. Anita Fisher talks about the various support programs that NAMI offers and the positive impacts that they have on our community.
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