Young adults and teens in Door and Kewaunee Counties and statewide face mental health challenges unknown to their older siblings and even their parents. Many of those issues can be linked to the rise of social media. Barbara Johnson-Giese, Door County Medical Center's Behavioral Health Coordinator, says some young people are communicating more with technology and feeling equally disconnected from society.
Johnson-Giese says the first step is to reach out to parents and admit there are problems. Other times other adults or grandparent can make the effort to seek help easier.
The Door County Department of Health and Human Services can assist young people or anyone else in finding help for mental health issues by logging onto co.door.wi.gov