From sad high school students to depressed senior citizens, New York suffers from widespread mental health troubles, Mayor de Blasio’s administration reported Thursday for purposes still to be determined. The report also stated statistics including 73,000 public high schoolers “feeling sad” or “hopeless” every month and 8 percent of them attempting suicide “Major depressive disorder …
Research shows that childhood traumas impact brain development and affect a child’s cognitive, social, and mental health in ways that follow him into adulthood. Building resilience is a key strategy for providing children with the capacity to manage the negative effects of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). This conversation features leaders using the ACEs framework to build a stronger future for at-risk children, and a better community for us all.
Government spying and surveillance—fueled in part by America’s overreliance on technology—has reached an all-time high in recent years, and the ACLU’s Soghoian will discuss measures to limit this power, protecting basic freedoms in the process.
This yearly poetry showcase features previous Seattle Poetry Slam winners, coming together for one final competition. Highly entertaining, these all-original works and diverse array of participants make this a can't-miss competition. Event details: http://townhallseattle.org/seattle-poetry-slam-presentsgrand-slam