Revolution Youth, a local nonprofit, is hosting workshops that address the most critical components needed for mental health. The organization is now offering supportive virtual workshops aimed at addressing some of the most common psychological struggles adolescents and young adults are facing right now.
According to a study by FAIR Health published in March 2021, there’s been a 334% spike in self-harm behaviors amongst 13- to 18-year-olds in the Northeast since the pandemic began.¹ “Over 50% of American teens have reported that the aftermath of the pandemic has created impairments to daily functioning and wellbeing,” explains Savannah Lord (LICSW & LADC) the Clinical Director at Revolution Youth. “We have seen a sharp increase in those reporting changes in sleep and eating patterns. The rate of depression, anxiety disorders, substance abuse and a range of other psychological disorders has drastically increased across the board.”²
Revolution Youth’s programs are designed to equip the next generation to reach the potential they strive for and find fulfillment in their lives. These virtual meetings are called “Worthy” workshops, and are hosted by certified professionals with results-proven curriculum. Youth and young adults (14-25) can sign up for free at RevolutionYouth.com. The organization invites anyone who doesn’t have access to a device, connection or a private space to participate, to do so at their office in Burlington, while following all local COVID-19 protocols. The office is ADA compliant. ASL or audio-based workshops can be requested for deaf or hard of hearing, or visually impaired students.