2019 Child Health Report

2019 Child Health Report Card Highlights Increase in Youth Suicides North Carolina's 2019 Child Health Report Card gives the state high marks for children's health coverage but also points out some troubling trends. The rate of youth suicide in the state has nearly doubled over the previous decade. Suicide is now the second leading...

Self- Injury Awareness Day

Blog originally by Rebecca Wenrich Wheeler, MA, MEd – Health Educator at the Poe Center for Health Education Non-Suicidal Self Injury (NSSI) was classified as a psychiatric disorder for the first time in the most recent 5th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). Hopefully this new classification will increase research and...

Youth Mental Health First Aid

January 28, 2019 – January 28, 2019 514 Southtown Circle Map and Directions | Register Description: Similar to ‘First Aid’ and CPR, ‘Mental Health First Aid’ teaches individuals how to help those experiencing mental health challenges or crises. Training by Ruth Sutherland from Wake County Cooperative Extension’s 4-H Youth Development Program Mental health challenges...

Stand Up Speak Out: Prevent Bullying Now! October is National Bullying Prevention month. Youth Thrive, in conjunction with our Wake County community of partners, is launching our annual Bullying Prevention Campaign: STAND UP! SPEAK OUT! Bullying is a significant problem plaguing our schools and our communities. More than 3.2 million students fall victim to a bully every...

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