Getting a Grasp On Youth Mental Health
Getting a Grasp on Youth Mental Health: A Resource Guide for Teachers, Parents, Young People and the Wider Community by Letise Sampson is a 2020 Rising publication is designed to raise awareness of the importance of mental health, the factors that lead to poor mental health and the signs that young people are experiencing mental illness. It also suggests practical ways to help schools and communities tackle the problem and for young people to look after their own and each other’s mental well-being.
It will also look at the effects of exposure to violence and chronic threat on youth mental health, the state of mental health services today and the role of mental health initiatives and training.
Why is mental health so important? What are the risk factors for poor mental health? Why is gang grooming so effective? How do mental health issues impact on minority groups? What is drug-induced psychosis? Is social media and gaming having a negative effect on the minds of young people? These questions and more are addressed within.
Written by Letise Sampson who shares his personal experience of mental health challenges while growing up under the shadow of gang violence. Backed by research and containing case studies, discussion points and engaging activities, this book is for everyone: schools, parents, community members and young people themselves.
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