Kaiser Permanente’s Educational Theatre in Colorado presents Invisible Feelings, a 25-minute workshop based off the popular children’s book, “The Invisible Boy” by Trudy Ludwig. Invisible Feelings is designed to help build some of the, if not the most essential, building blocks for a long healthy future.
“Often times, the health from the neck up has a direct impact on our health from the neck down," said Chaundrissa Smith, MD, at Kaiser Permanente Georgia. Dr. Smith encouraged students to speak up and reach out for help if they or someone around them experienced adverse mental health issues following a traumatic event.
Research shows that children and adolescents who practice gratitude are more likely to be satisfied by their relationships and school experiences, and less envious, less depressed and less materialistic. Two researchers, Jeffrey Froh and Giacomo Bono, are helping parents and schools to make grateful kids.
Learn about how Kaiser Permanente is removing stigma and improving mental health in our communities.
Using a small grant from Kaiser Permanente Thriving Schools, staff from Laupāhoehoe Community Public Charter School sought to build a multipronged wellness system with a strong emphasis on mental health.
Kaiser Permanente Northern California recently awarded Santa Rosa Community Health, the nonprofit that runs the health center, $98,000 to support counseling services that address the impact of trauma on at-risk youth at the school and in the surrounding community. “If we can help these kids now, we can change the trajectory of their lives and help them live to their fullest potential.”
Depression touches people of all ages, but teens are especially vulnerable, and the presence of a caring parent or teacher can make a big difference for a teen who is struggling.