Talking about anxiety and depression can be overwhelming for teenagers who struggle with these illnesses. Conveying your feelings or thoughts may exacerbate your anxiety and depression because you may still be figuring it out. We want you to know, however, that you don’t have to go it alone. You are not alone. Others are experiencing what you are going through. One in 5 teens live with a mental health condition, a strong emphasis on live with. Anxiety and depression are treatable illnesses. Michael’s Giving H.A.N.D. not only promotes awareness and educates students, parents and teachers on adolescent anxiety and depression, we have established a gift fund with the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Thomas Jefferson University to support our Adolescent Mental Health Counseling Program.
To help you navigate the mental health landscape, Michael’s Giving H.A.N.D. has established relationships with mental health professionals in the Greater Philadelphia region. Finding a professional and scheduling an appointment does not have to be an arduous task. You shouldn’t have to wait six weeks to get an appointment either. Through our Adolescent Mental Health Counseling Program, we offer a no-cost mental health assessment consultation that will provide a diagnosis and treatment plan so that teens (13-19 years old) struggling with mental illness can navigate the road to long-lasting health. For acute cases, we coordinate your request within 48 hours of contact with the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Thomas Jefferson University. The physicians and staff serve you and our Program with the greatest confidentiality, professionalism and compassion. To further remove the barrier to care, we can provide transportation to and from your medical appointment.