End the Silence presentation at Sanborn Central

On Monday, April 11, a representative of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) came to Sanborn Central to speak to the students in grades six through 12 about mental health in teenagers and young adults. 

According to NAMI, one in five teens lives with a mental health condition, and 50 percent of mental health conditions emerge by age 14 and 75 percent by age 24. Warning signs typically begin about two to four years before a mental health condition becomes serious, so Sanborn Central school thought it would be beneficial to have someone from NAMI to talk about what the warning signs are to possibly help students to deal with any problems they may be having. According to NAMI information, many young people who receive treatment and support early can achieve recovery and live healthy, full and productive lives.

…Read on and see a picture in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!

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