dsm is proud to continue lifting the veil on mental health in our virtual event series. In 2022, our theme for the dsm Lifting the Veil series is The Road to Recovery. Through two virtual events and an annual publication, we’ll explore how the lives of Iowans have been indelibly changed by what is being described as “America’s Mental Health Crisis.”
Even before the pandemic, demand for mental health and substance use services was increasing, especially for our nation’s young people. The number of youths experiencing anxiety and depression has soared, and suicide remains the second leading cause of death among individuals between 10 and 24. What’s more, there has been a significant increase in the number of school-age kids experiencing moderate to severe anxiety disorders and depression.
But there is hope. For this event, our panel of mental health experts will share information about resources for youths and families as well as stories of hope for recovery.