For 15 years we have witnessed hockey stick growth in anxiety and depression among children. The average
child aged 9-17 scores as high on anxiety scales as those admitted for in-patient psychiatric treatment in the
1. Though it’s now considered “normal”, suicide has become the second leading cause of death for fifteen to twenty-nine-year-olds.
2. Between 2005 and 2014, the number of teens diagnosed with clinical
depression increased 37%.
3. Suicide attempts among high schoolers has increased by 25% starting in 2009.
And girls aged 10-12 have attempted poisoning themselves by an increase of 268%.
4. The recent pandemic
has already caused a marked increase in depression and anxiety among Americans.
5. This online workshop on overcoming anxiety and depression is for parents and will help them to:
- become aware of factors that increase the risk of anxiety, depression, and suicide
- implement risk reduction for their teens in their own homes
- recognize when their child requires professional intervention
- learn about a model which teaches teens skills in emotional regulation
- be motivated that prayer is the only true solution to this epidemic
Presenters include Bob & Dannah Gresh, Donna VanLiere, Arlene Pellicane, and Dr. Jonathan Stube, a
licensed professional counselor who specializes in anxiety and depression. The panel will answer questions
from the audience, and a time of prayer for today’s tweens and teens will end our evening.