Mental health conditions are common among teens and young adults. With 1 in 5 living with a mental health condition, half develop the condition by age 14 and three quarters by age 24. For many adults who have mental disorders, symptoms were present, but often not recognized or addressed, in childhood and youth. For a young person with symptoms of a mental disorder, the earlier treatment is started, the more effective it can be.
NAMI New Jersey’s Annual Conference, 1 in 5: Youth Mental Health & Wellness, aims to provide valuable information on mental health to youth and families with lived experience of mental illness, as well as school staff and health care providers from all over New Jersey. Presentations will range from information on early intervention to new therapies, and provide options to participate in new programs and resources that promote wellness and recovery. Exhibits and posters will feature NAMI resources as well as a range of community based resources. NAMI NJ’s mission of improving the lives of those affected by serious mental illness is central to this conference.
Registration Link: http://www.naminj.org/events/2018-annual-conference/