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Working in Communities to Improve Youth Mental Health

March 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Student coming out of a classroom while other students walk down a hallway toward the stairs.

Youth in North Carolina and nationwide are experiencing alarming trends in mental health and suicidality. According to the Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 43.4% of North Carolina high school students reported feeling sad or hopeless almost every day for more than two weeks, and more than 1 in 10 reported attempting suicide. Our state’s schools and other youth-serving community organizations are critical partners in addressing this challenge. In this hybrid session organized by Carolina Across 100 and the UNC Suicide Prevention Institute, presenters will discuss best practices for partnering with schools and other youth-serving organizations and lessons learned for successfully meeting young peoples’ mental health needs in North Carolina’s communities. 

Following the session, join Carolina Across 100, the Carolina Center for Public Service, UNC Rural and other partners for a reception celebrating Carolina Engagement Week 2024. Hosted at the UNC School of Government, hear from campus leaders about exciting campus and community partnerships. Enjoy music and refreshments. Student submissions from the 2024 POV Challenge will be on display and winners will be announced. Don’t miss this fun campus event celebrating Carolina’s ongoing work with North Carolina communities. Please register separately for the 2024 Engagement Week Reception. 

Registration for this event has closed. Thanks to everyone who joined in-person and virtually Friday afternoon!



March 1
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


UNC School of Government, Knapp-Sanders Building, Room 2403
400 South Rd
Chapel Hill, 27514 United States
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