City of Gloucester Health Department

Cape Ann/North Shore Youth Lead Mental Health Wellness Initiative 2021-2022

Improve youth mental health in the Cape Ann/North Shore region through the creation of a youth-directed regional action network to collaborate with existing partnerships in implementing strategies that will effect positive systems level changes in the youth mental health environment.

CATEGORY: Community Change
LOCATION: Gloucester, MA
AMOUNT: $150,000

Helping Students Deal with Mental Health Challenges

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the growing mental health crisis for too many young people. Even before the pandemic, depression, anxiety, and suicidality rates were sharply rising among teens in America. In 2019, rates of adolescents reporting a major depressive episode were up 60 percent from about ten years prior.[1] Articles appear in the media … Continued