It can be hard to talk about feelings like sadness, hopelessness, and depression, but these emotions are natural parts of being human. How do you have tough conversations about mental health and suicide? Where can you go to get support for yourself or a loved one who might be struggling? Join us for a conversation with Ashlyn McNeely and Denise Giuliano of NAMI Howard County to hear about one personal journey, and how NAMI can help.
It’s often hard to talk about sex with a partner, parent, or healthcare provider, but it is essential that young people are empowered to talk about and take control of their sexual health. Join us for a discussion with the Howard County Health Department’s Reproductive Health Program Supervisor Jenna Mermer and student intern Emma Schreier as we talk about sexual health, things to think about before you have sex, consent, safer sex, birth control, and a walkthrough of a visit to the reproductive health clinic.
Although we are in isolation, we don't have to be disconnected from one another. In this episode, we will provide tips for teens on how to stay socially connected while physically distant. You will hear about creative ways to communicate, join clubs, as well as how other students are feeling in these times.
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The first year of college can be overwhelming for many reasons, even without the added uncertainties of COVID-19. Join us for a discussion with Dr. David Tirpak, Associate Director of Career Services at Howard Community College, Katie Rees, a rising sophomore at University of Maryland College Park, and Simon Guteng, Jr., a rising sophomore at University of Maryland Baltimore County on strategies to prioritize your mental health during this transition.
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