Acadia CARES: Youth Resiliency

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BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - Youth mental health issues are the focus of a series of videos by Acadia Hospital and aired here on TV5 news.

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A variety of topics have been covered including bullying, anxiety, and eating disorders.

The series is called: Acadia Hospital CARES (Child-Adolescent Resource and Educational Series)

Over the last year Acadia will be highlighting crucial youth mental health and wellness issues.

Future videos will follow young people as they address topics such as eating disorders, bullying, anxiety, sexual identity, substance abuse, and resiliency.

The goal of the videos is to provide adults with important, expert information that can be used to keep children and teens safe. We are fortunate to have a number of experts who will be featured in the videos, and they will be providing timely information, along with helpful resources.

Together, we can help to create opportunities for learning and growth, and work as a community to help young people navigate the sometimes treacherous waters of adolescence.

For additional resources go to:

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Take our free, confidential mental health screening

If you are concerned about yourself or about somebody else, please contact:

Maine Crisis Hotline

Crisis Text Line