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NJAMHAA Promotes Opportunities to Develop Children's and Youths' Resilience during National Recovery Month

September 7, 2017 - 

Mental health issues among children and young adults have come into sharp focus in recent years, and are now especially prominent with students heading back to school this week. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported that the rate of suicide has doubled among children 10 to 14 since 2007. In addition, the suicide rate among older teenage girls hit a 40-year high in 2015, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. Emphasizing awareness and recovery is now more important than ever.

The New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies, Inc. (NJAMHAA) and Attitudes In Reverse® (AIR™) will promote recovery for students at their fifth annual suicide prevention conference, Back to School: Finding Strength from the Start, on September 15, 2017, from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM. The event is co-sponsored by NJAMHAA member Carrier Clinic and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention-Central New Jersey Chapter. This event will feature State Senator and Former Governor Richard Codey as keynote speaker, remarking on the importance of prevention and treatment, and will also provide an overview of AIR's educational presentations and educators' views on the impact of this information, as well as the effects of bullying on young people's mental health.

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