When a young person loses a loved one, sees violence in their home, experiences abuse or witnesses a national tragedy, there can be serious and long-term impacts. Without support from experienced mental health professionals, it can be difficult for these young people to understand and communicate their feelings.
Trauma can cause feelings of guilt, shame and anxiety, and can even escalate to self-harm or thoughts of suicide. It’s important that no young person in our community gets to the point where they are without hope or a clear path forward.
Find resources to help support teens and young adults in Stark County as they find healthy, positive ways to cope with trauma.
For teens and young adults, traumatic events are experiences that compromise their safety and security. These could be things like:
It is important to know that what might be considered trauma for one person might not be trauma for someone else. It is always a good idea to seek out support from a professional counselor if you believe you or someone you know has been traumatized.
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Investigating the long-term outcomes and mental health needs of youth and teens who have been detained in the juvenile justice system.
Learn how community agencies and service providers can help address trauma through public education and awareness, prevention and early identification.
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