This year has been challenging for the entire globe. With everyone, of all races and ages, being affected financially and physically. Yet no one is talking about how we are being affected mentally. With suicide rates higher than ever, and depression on the rise, there is many who are on their last string of hope.
There is however, one girl, who is doing her part to make a positive change. Meet, Megan Gallagher, 25 year old TED talk speaker and mental health advocate. The young mogul, from California, has taken action regarding the mental health needs of teenagers across the globe.
So many people are suffering and barely hanging on. With new laws being passed everyday and Governor’s not addressing the mental health needs of their cities. Gallagher has chosen to be the leader she wants to see and will launch this workbook in March 2021.
The workbook will include pages filled with journaling sections, tips for creating a healthy classroom from home and how teens can become emotionally aware.
The truth is for adults, this time will come and go, with some anxiety. Yet for teenagers, this time is traumatizing. That is one time in your life you only get once. From missing out on prom dances, getting their driver’s license to having to graduate over zoom, teenagers everywhere are suffering emotionally.
Megan, has spoken at over 750 Universities in the past seven years, has launched multiple courses, youtube videos and created content centered around mental health and today’s youth.
According to a recent study done by The CDC, suicide rates have gone up by 40.9% since Covid-19 began in March of 2020, for all ages. Surprisingly, In the 13-18 age range, suicide rates have increased by 30%.
With the recent Covid-19 vaccine giving hope, the mental health effects and trauma that this pandemic has caused, may last a lifetime for some. We all need to come together and share kindness, advice and helpful tips in order to regain strength.
As Gallagher states, she wants teenagers to not just survive this virtual school year, but she wants them to thrive!
Look for Megan’s new book, hitting shelves and Amazon in March 2021!
Find Megan online:
Facebook: Megan Gallagher
Youtube: Megan Gallagher