Encore Mental Health Concerns and Preventing Suicide in Teens
October 27, 2020
Hosted by Germaine Seufert
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With suicide being the number one cause of death among young people in Colorado and is the most preventable form of death, we discuss the causes of and ways to prevent this sad and unallowable statistic. 70% of teens with depression or other mental health issues do not receive mental health interventions. Often isolation and loneliness are sited as the number one correlation with suicidal ideation and depression. This is pre-COVID conditions and with COVID bringing additional isolation, there is a large reason for concern with an increase in depression and potential for increased suicide rates.
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Germaine Seufert is a Licensed Counselor in Colorado who has been the Director of an Autism Intervention agency for the past eighteen years. In this time, matters of her clients’ health, happiness and wellness have changed over time with laws being created and implemented, resources coming and going, passionate individuals causing change for the good, research being conducted and overall awareness and acceptance increasing worldwide. Keeping up with this change and knowledge has been one of Germaine’s key interests to being able to be a resourceful and helpful individual for clients and community members. She now brings this wealth of knowledge to you. In her eighteen years of clinical experience, Germaine has advocated for children’s needs and the needs of those who are unable to advocate for themselves, through participating in legislation, learning about laws that impact decisions and regularly involving herself in making impactful and meaningful change in her community.