2017 Teens and Complicated Conversations

Door County Public Health’s Mental Health Focus Group and Door County Human Services held a free event on November 2, 2017 at Crossroads at Big Creek for a discussion with a panel of experts to help shed light on what some of the young people we care about face. 

Many people don’t realize that 20% of youth ages 13-18 live with a mental health condition.

Half of all cases of mental illness appear by age 14, and three-quarters appear by age 24. (Facts from NAMI, National Alliance on Mental Illness.) Mental illness is not your fault, or your family’s fault. Information from NAMI tells us that early treatment leads to the best outcomes.

Youth mental health is a hot topic across Wisconsin and the entire US, as families, schools and health care providers are seeing an increase in concerns.

Here are links to the materials from the event: 

Power Point Presentation
Door County Mental Health Resources
Suicide Information and Prevention
Helping Children through Grief
LGBTQ Information & Resources
Bellin Health: 5 Tips for Communicating with Teens about Mental Health or Substance Use
Keep Door County Youth Safe from Human Trafficking

  • Sturgeon Bay Blessing Boxes – there are little blessing boxes around Sturgeon Bay that have non-perishable food items and personal care items available for free. Just walk up and take what you need. Here is a map of blessing box locations. Sturgeon Bay Blessing Boxes
  • Affordable Preventative Vet Pop Up Clinic – For dogs and cats — Microchipping, vaccinations, testing & deworming, heartworm prevention, flea & tick medications are available at Tractor Supply in Sturgeon Bay through PetVet at very reasonable pricing. see full details on the PetVet website.

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