In this talk, Dr. Sarah Jonovich will highlight the rise in mental health concerns for adolescents in the United States over the past decade and include national survey results demonstrating increased rates of mental health concerns (e.g., anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts/behaviors), particularly for girls, LGBQ+, and some minority groups. Next, the she will briefly explore potential contributing factors and considerations for at-risk groups. Finally, she will discuss helpful considerations and interventions to move forward, including ways that schools, parents, mental health professionals, and the greater community can collaborate to support our struggling youth.
Dr. Sarah Jonovich is a licensed Clinical Psychologist, Lecturer IV, and the Director of Clinical Training at the University of Michigan, Department of Psychology. She teaches several graduate & undergraduate courses including Evidence-Based Psychotherapy, Introduction to Child Psychotherapy, Health Psychology & Research Methods. She is a clinical supervisor for doctoral students at the Mary A. Rackham Institute, University of Michigan. As Director of Clinical Training, she oversees the clinical training of doctoral students in the larger Ann Arbor community. Finally, she has a small faculty clinical practice, where she specializes in evidence-based treatments, in particular cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for anxiety, depression, ADHD, and parenting.
This program is in partnership with The University of Michigan Department of Psychology.