2018 MAF Conference Will Focus on “Teenage Anxiety: Symptoms, Treatments And Root Causes”


September 20th & 21st, 2018

Grouse Mountain Lodge

Whitefish, Montana

Following a successful conference in October, 2017, the Montana Academy Foundation is pleased to announce that its second annual conference will take place on Thursday, September 20th and Friday, September 21st, 2018. This year’s meeting, like last year’s, will be held at the Grouse Mountain Lodge in Whitefish, Montana. The 2018 conference will focus on the steep and unsettling rise of anxiety among American teenagers. Speakers will explore the complex causes, manifestations, and treatments related to anxiety in young people. This focus on severe anxiety is particularly meaningful today. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), anxiety is the most common mental-health problem in the U.S., affecting up to one-third of adults and adolescents. A recent issue of “Health Affairs” cites data indicating that mental health conditions are more prevalent than physical health conditions among young people. Indeed, the costs of mental health disorders among the young are greater than for diabetes, cancer, and respiratory illnesses combined. The 2018 conference will be relevant for mental health professionals, for educational consultants, for school personnel, and for anyone living and/or working with adolescents. Pending approval by the Montana State Board of Behavioral Health, up to 11.5 Continuing Education credits will be available for licensed professionals.

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