Published on January 11, 2019
Lake Forest Library
360 E Deerpath Rd
Lake Forest, IL 60045
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Adult Services Librarian
Licensed Social Worker to visit Lake Forest Library: Let’s Talk About Adolescent Mental Health
January 11, 2019 – LAKE FOREST Ill – Licensed social worker Meredith Gettleman of Family Service of Lake County will be at Lake Forest Library to talk about mental health in adolescents on Tuesday, January 22 at 7:00 p.m.
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), approximately two-thirds of adolescents between the ages of 13 and 17 enter treatment facilities to address depressive episodes.
A 2017 study by the Child Mind Institute cited that depression in boys increased 21 percent between 2012 and 2015, while depression in girls increased 50 percent. Also, more than twice as many girls than boys reported being cyberbullied within a year.
Family Service of Lake County, founded in 1930, delivers proven, high-quality counseling for all ages and social-emotional workshops for middle and high school students, among other services. In 2017, Family Service of Lake County expanded to include youth and family counseling to meet the rising rate of anxiety and depression among teens. Many services are available in both English and Spanish and at no out-of-pocket cost to clients.
For details and to register for the program on adolescent mental health at Lake Forest Library, visit lakeforestlibrary.org/events.