RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- More and more teens report struggling with depression, loneliness, and suicidal thoughts.
In an effort to shed light on the problem, ABC11 partnered with UnitedHealthcare to host The Silent Struggle: Youth Mental Health on Thursday evening.
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Steve Daniels moderated a discussion with the following experts:
- Chad Stage M.A., Associate Director, Behavioral Health for UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of NC
- Teri Putnam, NC Project AWARE/ACTIVATE Co-Director
- Dr. Karen Barbee, Owner and Clinical Director of Renaissance Wellness Services, LLC
- Anne Sena, Technology Professional
The focus of the discussion was youth mental health and solutions and resources available for families.
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You can replay the full town hall in the media player above.
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