Tippekanaw County, Indiana (WLFI) — The need for mental health care has increased in recent years. IU Health and North Central Health Services teamed up to help her teens struggling with mental health issues in their community.
They do this by giving local teens the opportunity to discuss mental health with a trained facilitator at a place called Teen Cafe.
This is an opportunity for youth to get together, talk about specific topics, and develop their ability to respond to the emotions they feel throughout the day.
The organization has held 13 training sessions across the region to ensure cafe operators are prepared.
“When we talk about it, 1 in 4 people have mental health problems and know someone with mental health problems or have someone in their family with mental health problems. say it’s important Stephanie Long, CEO of North Central Health Services, discusses ways to destigmatize mental health.
In News 18, we’ll keep you up to date on when and where the Teen Café will be held, and how you or your child can get involved.