The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will hold a Young Adult Mental Health program webinar on May 20 at 4 p.m. It is open to young adults and their parents.
The free event will be held on the Zoom meeting platform; preregistration is required.
Kailey Scott, AgriLife Extension family and community health agent for Crockett County, and Cody Trimble, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent for Glasscock County, are presenting the event.
“Our mental health impacts every facet of our lives,” said Scott. “Young adulthood is a unique and formative period during which various physical, emotional and social changes make youth vulnerable to mental health challenges. Promoting mental wellness and healthy habits during this time is crucial for young adults to achieve overall well-being in adulthood.”
Both Scott and Trimble will be speaking about the challenges facing young adults and the often-difficult transition from high school to college. They will offer tips for parents of youth of all ages.
“As somebody who dealt with severe anxiety and depression through college, it is very important to me that young people know they have places to turn and tips to follow to help them deal with it,” said Trimble. “It is also important they know mental health issues are not something to be ashamed of, and it is better to talk about these issues and face them head on rather than try to fight the battle on their own.”