Healthy coping skills prevent depression

The Adolescent Wellness, Inc. (AWI) goal is for every youth to get through adolescence without developing symptoms of anxiety or depression. For its new exhibit, called Many Faces of Our Mental Health, the Boston Museum of Science invited AWI to suggest resources that are available to visitors from everywhere in the world. AWI selected these for:

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1 in 5 cases of depression are preventable? One case of depression is prevented for every twenty-two  youth practicing better problem solving and coping skills (“The number needed to treat to prevent one case of depressive disorder was 22.”  ~Am J Psychiatry 2008; 165:1272–1280).

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