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Women’s Fund Event Focused on Teen Girls’ Mental Health

Connections Matters event will be held Oct. 10 at Catalpa Health

Today’s teen girls are facing a mental health crisis.

According to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, girls are experiencing record-high levels of violence, sadness and suicide risk. The CDC reports that 57% of teen girls felt persistently sad or hopeless in 2021 — double the rate of teen boys. In addition, 1 in 3 teen girls seriously considered attempting suicide.

The Women’s Fund for the Fox Valley Region is hosting a Connections Matters event on Tuesday, Oct. 10 — which is also World Mental Health Day — that takes a closer look at what girls and young women are battling when it comes to their mental health.

The gathering will feature a panel of mental health counselors and therapists from the Boys & Girls Club of the Fox Valley, Catalpa Health, Fox Valley Technical College’s Counseling and Advising Services and US 2 Behavioral Health Care, who will discuss the issues facing girls and young women’s mental health and what they are battling.

The event will be held at Catalpa Health, 4635 W. College Ave., Appleton, beginning with registration at 8:30 a.m. with the event starting at 9.

Seating is limited for this free event. For more information or to register,  click here.


About the Women’s Fund

The Women’s Fund promotes the advancement of women and girls in the Fox Valley through grants, programming, advocacy and education using the collective power of philanthropy and community collaboration. Since 1994, the Women’s Fund has awarded more than $2.1 million in grants to projects and programs to address the unique needs and challenges facing women and girls. See more at womensfundfvr.org