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The Inner Mind to Host Free Confidence Workshop in Katy for Teen Girls


KATY MAGAZINE NEWS

September 23, 2019

By Addie Davis

The Inner Mind will host its 2nd annual “Fall into Confidence” Workshop on Saturday, September 28 at Cinco Ranch Library. The workshop will focus on helping teen girls channel their inner confidence while addressing ways to tackle common mental health concerns.

Fall Into Confidence Event Fall into Confidence is a free community event open to pre-teen and high school girls. This weekend's workshop will discuss social media etiquette, safe texting, anti-bullying, mental health, self-love and relationships.

Date: Saturday, September 28

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Where: Cinco Ranch Library located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd.

With increasing rates of suicide, depression and anxiety in adolescence, The Inner Mind focuses on providing services and events to improve teen mental health.

Register for the free Fall into Confidence event here.

The Inner Mind, established in 2018, is a private practice that offers psychotherapy services for children, adolescents and young adults in the greater Katy area. Inner Mind founder and CEO Andranique Goodman, M.A., LPC provides office and home-based counseling that makes it more accessible and comfortable for clients and utilizes techniques such as mindfulness, art, music, exercise, meditation and play.

Mental Health and Teens

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Globally, depression is one of the leading causes of illness and disability among adolescents. As kids move through the various transitions of adolescence, the pressures and problems they encounter can all too easily seem overwhelming. For many teenagers, these and other pressures can lead to one or more of a variety of mental health disorders. Half of all mental health conditions start by 14 years of age, but most cases are undetected and untreated.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from 1999 to 2017, the suicide rate among boys ages 10 to 14 grew from 1.9 suicides per 100,000 people to 3.3. Though girls between the ages of 10 and 14 make up a very small portion of the total suicides, the rate in that group jumped the most - experiencing the largest percent increase, tripling over 15 years from 0.5 to 1.7 per 100,000 people.

Statistic show that suicide is second leading cause of death for Americans between 10 and 34.

Warning Signs

  • Noticeable changes in eating or sleeping habits

  • Unexplained or unusually severe, violent, or rebellious behavior

  • Withdrawal from family or friends

  • Sexual promiscuity, truancy, and vandalism

  • Drastic personality change

  • Agitation, restlessness, distress, or panicky behavior

  • Talking or writing about committing suicide, even jokingly

  • Giving away prized possessions

  • Doing worse in school

For more information about the Fall into Confidence event or the Inner Mind, visit theinnermind.org for more information.

Help Hotlines:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255

Crisis Text Line: Text “Home” to 741741 for immediate assistance.

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