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Teen Depression: What Every Parent Should Know by Lena Moore-LSW, CADC, Type 73 (CEO/Founder-YCEC)

Posted on November 18, 2014 at 7:00 AM Comments comments ()


Mental health issues are becoming more common in teenagers. Approximately, 5% of teens in America can suffer from depression at any given point and astonishingly this number is rising. Furthermore, about 20% of teens will experience it before they become adults.

Here are some things to look out for:


  • Thoughts of suicide or attempts at suicid...
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Youth and Community Empowerment Coalition-Special Guest at the Hadiya Pendleton Intergenerational Summit 2014

Posted on November 8, 2014 at 6:35 PM Comments comments ()

On November 8, 2014, YCEC was invited as a special guest to the Hadiya Pendleton Intergenerational Summit.  This event was organized by Hadiya's Promise, an organization created by Nate and Cleopatra Pendleton in memory of their daughter, Hadiya Zaymara Pendleton.  Hadiya was fatally gunned down in a Chicago park on January 29, 2013 after completing her final exams.   One week prior, Hadiya, a student at King College Prep in Chicago, had been performing with King College Prep's...

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