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Parenting Plus: Depression and anxiety in teens

Miriam Foster of the Family Resource Centre (FRC) says the centre has seen an increase in the number of adults seeking treatment and counseling for depression and anxiety. She says it’s also an issues teens in Cayman face.

Mrs. Foster says first and foremost “you have to know your child”. If they are not engaged the way they use to be, this could be a red flag.

She does caution that some children are natural worriers, and that it’s not something they can snap out of.

Mrs. Foster says it’s important for parents to empower their children.

The FRC will be hosting a family skill session that will often parents and teen tips on coping with depression and anxiety.

Family Skills Session

  • Wednesday 17 February
  • 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • The Family Resource Centre
  • | 949-0006


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Edlyn Ruiz

Edlyn Ruiz

Edlyn Ruiz first began a career in broadcast, in radio as a teen. She joined the Cayman 27 team as an intern, while pursuing her Bachelors. She came on board full time in 2011. She serves as a producer and on-air host/anchor. She has an interest in stories focused on health, and the environment.

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