The number of people looking for help with anxiety and depression has skyrocketed. The State of Florida ranks 35 in the prevalence of mental illness among youth and adults across all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Florida ranks 25 in the prevalence of mental illness among adults and 38 among youth. Despite these … Continue reading Anxiety and Depression are Skyrocketing. Part One
“It’s real scary for school administrators to say, ‘we’re going to talk about suicide,’” said Peggy Kubert, Director of Education for Erika’s Lighthouse. “We have to begin to de-stigmatize and make it less stressful.” There is no easy answer to the question of what causes young people to take their lives, Kubert noted. A May … Continue reading An Epidemic of Teen Depression. “The Collaborative Effort Will Continue to Reach all Students in our Community.” [Indian River County, FL]
On July 2, 2019, Nicholas Coppola, MD, CEO of the Mental Health Association of Indian River County, FL (MHA) compassionately addressed the Indian River County (IRC), FL County Commissioners questioning why his organization, advocating for a school violence and suicide prevention program for ten Indian River County schools, received no funding from the Children's … Continue reading School Violence and Suicide Prevention Program Receives No Funding. Indian River County, FL.