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"Coping with Anxiety and Depression" for Teens


Whether they will admit it or not, most teens have experienced significant stress during the pandemic. Things like isolation from friends, parents losing their jobs, someone in the family becoming ill, or instability in the home—not to mention the normal stresses of being a teen and having, or being closely related to, someone with a bleeding disorder—can lead to depression, anxiety and other mental health issues. In some cases, even thoughts of suicide.


With that in mind, Novo Nordisk, Central California Hemophilia Foundation, Hemophilia Foundation of Northern California and the Nevada Chapter of National Hemophilia Foundation are teaming up to offer a special virtual educational session just for teens. “Coping with Anxiety and Depression” will be presented free at 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 17th. The session is designed to give teens an opportunity to talk with peers about what they are experiencing and gain insights in how to deal with the ongoing stresses.


Kim Schafer, MSN, FNP-C, will be the presenter. Kim is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner at the UC Davis Hemostasis and Thrombosis Center. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from UC Davis, an undergraduate nursing degree from Samuel Merritt University, a Master of Science degree from Sacred Heart University and a Post-Master’s Certificate as an FNP from Samuel Merritt. She is also a board-certified hemostasis nurse and a CCHF board member. Kim will be joined by her UCD colleague, Denise Lowery, LCSW, for the session.


This special session is open to only teenagers (ages 13-19) who have, or are closely related to someone with, a bleeding disorder—and who reside in the CCHF, HFNC or NCHFA service area. Advance registration is required. There is no limit to the number of teenagers who can attend and participate. The first 75 teens who register—and attend—the session will receive a $20 Amazon e-gift card. The deadline for registration is noon on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17th. To register, click on the button below:

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