Healthy Living: January 30, 2017

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BANGOR, Maine- Acadia Hospital has launched a video series on youth mental health issues.

Credit: MGN

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

Over the coming year Acadia will be highlighting crucial youth mental health and wellness issues, starting with youth suicide.

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