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UAlberta program found to lessen depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts in youth

20:00 EDT 19 Jun 2017 | AAAS

(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry) A University of Alberta pilot program designed to promote mental health skills in youth has been found in a new study to significantly lessen cases of depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts. The EMPATHY program ran in public schools in Red Deer, Alberta from 2013 to 2015 and was offered to more than 6,000 youth in grades six through 12.

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