Provident clinician Brianna Massie recently spoke with KTRS’s Jennifer Blome and Wendy Wiese about the newly-released CDC report that included some alarming statistics on female teen mental health. They discussed the unique challenges teens are facing, how to recognize when there’s an issue.
“Finding small moments of connections with your teen, you can open the door to more supportive communication,” said Massie. “Be a role model. They’re going to watch our actions more than listen to our words. Letting them know when you’re having a rough day or have reacted in a way that wasn’t the best and then asking for forgiveness – it’s a huge factor in supporting teens.”