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How to support adult children struggling with mental health

There is a lot going on in the world. Times are so different now. This New York Times article does a great job of providing expert advice on how to gently offer support and compassion on adult children who may be struggling with mental health.

Data from May 26 to June 7 from the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention’s Household Pulse Survey shows that 43.6 percent of adults 18 to 29 experienced symptoms of an anxiety or depressive disorder in the previous seven days.

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Mental Health Resources:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-8255 (TALK) provides free, 24/7 support and crisis resources for those in distress.

Crisis Text Line: Text 741741 to speak with a crisis counselor 24/7

NAMI Family Support Groupsare peer-led support groups for any adult with a loved one who has experienced symptoms of a mental health condition. You can find your nearest support group by visiting www.nami.org/local.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is a taxpayer-funded resource that helps people connect with evidence-based substance-use treatment options near them: 800-662-HELP (4357).

Ms. Jenn Landers | Patient Advocate Alliance LLC
Edited by Dr. Justin Groode

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