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Expert Discusses Youth Mental Health Struggles

Mental Health Awareness Month
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Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and a recent study shows that young people in the nation are struggling. A national campaign, Sound it Out Together, is aimed at providing parents and caregivers with the support needed to assist children.
Dr. Charmain Jackman says the campaign provides a step-by-step process to guide parents in their efforts to help children identify and articulate what they’re feeling. It also helps them develop coping skills.

Experts say middle school is a particularly trying time for students, but guidance is offered for all ages. VisitSound it Out Together for more information.
Dr. Jackman described the scope of the problem with WUGA.

Alexia Ridley joined WUGA as Television and Radio News Anchor and Reporter in 2013. When WUGA TV concluded operations, she became the primary Reporter for WUGA Radio. Alexia came to Athens from Macon where she served as the News Director and show host for WGXA TV. She's a career journalist and Savannah native hailing from the University of Michigan. However, Alexia considers herself an honorary UGA DAWG!