Mental health is health. Despite the significant impact that mental health can have on our physical health, it is still a heavily stigmatized subject, which is why it’s one of the areas that we focus on.
In 2019, the CDC’s Youth Risk Behavior Survey for Florida reported that 1 in 3 high school students felt sad or hopeless for at least two weeks, and almost 8% attempted to commit suicide. These statistics highlight why it is vital to discuss mental health with youth.
The Healthy Teens Coalition (HTC) is dedicated to reducing risky behaviors by providing Manatee County youth with the knowledge and skills to make informed choices about their physical, mental, and emotional health and well-being.
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