Unity Youth Leadership Program Teens to Host Forum

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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Teenagers from the Unity Youth Leadership program will host this months Northern Berkshire Community Coalition's forum, discussing the struggles with teenage depression.

The forum will be held on Friday, Dec. 14, from 10 a.m. until noon at the First Baptist Church -- use the Eagle Street entrance.
What you can expect:
  • Engage in dynamic, respectful intergenerational dialogue about an issue that UNITY teens have identified as critical for their age group.
  • Learn how to recognize signs of teen depression and identify differences between teen and adult depression.
  • Develop a greater understanding of what kinds of mood changes are developmentally appropriate for teenagers and what changes to be concerned about.
  • Hear from UNITY youth about their generation’s experience of depression.
  • Brainstorm strategies for helping young people who are struggling with depression.
The organizers of the Friendship Center Food Pantry at 43 Eagle St. also ask for attendees to bring a non-perishable food item for donation. For more information on this forum, contact Kate Merrigan, at 413-663-7588 or kmerrigan@nbccoalition.org.

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