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Help Offered For Teen Holiday Depression

Holiday season depression can come in all forms, including for teenagers. Speaking on KNCO’s “On the Town”, earlier this week, Bright Futures for Youth director, Jennifer Singer, says it can be a stressful time, due to current family circumstances or history…

click to listen to Jennifer Singer

Many teens also have divorced parents, which usually means split Christmas gatherings. Mark Heine, a counsellor at Nevada Union High School, says it’s important for parents and other family members to acknowledge feelings…

click to listen to Mark Heine

Heine says some students have also lost their spirit for attending classes, especially with the pandemic disrupting routines and activities. Singer says Bright Futures for Youth has a number of resources teens can access that at least indicate that people care.

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