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Stillwater, OK: Principal sees "a significant increase in depression and anxiety among his students"

Dec 23, 2017, Stillwater (OK) News Press: Public gathers at SHS to discuss mental health of children http://www.stwnewspress.com/news/public-gathers-at-shs-to-discuss-mental-health-of-children/article_47dfc126-4d73-5444-8390-4a8668161617.html More than 250 members of the public gathered Wednesday at Stillwater High’s Performing Arts Center to begin a conversation about the mental health of their children and to learn about the resources available locally. It was a first-of-its-kind discussion with the goals to educate, support and collaborate. “We can’t do this alone,” said Stillwater High Principal Uwe Gordon. Gordon, who organized the two-hour event, said the meeting was needed because he was seeing a significant increase in depression and anxiety among his students. … Gordon, who was seeing a lot of strange and negative behavior including threats of self-harm, called six other schools of similar size and learned from their principals that they had also seen a dramatic increase in mental health issues. … Stillwater High Counselor Lindy Zamborsky said she has seen an increase in depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts among students. …