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Tuesday, October 25 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Wellness - The Epidemic of Anxiety Disorders in Children and Teenagers

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Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, growing numbers of young people were experiencing high rates of clinical-level anxiety. About 11.6% of kids had anxiety in 2012, up 20% from 2007. But during the pandemic, those numbers nearly doubled, with ,more than 20% of youth struggling with anxiety symptoms. Besides COVID-related stressors like social isolation, missed milestones, and increased family tension, background stressors such as school shootings, political unrest, and the war in Ukraine have likely fueled these increases. These soaring numbers are clashing with a major crisis in mental health provision, and most children and teens with anxiety disorders are not getting the help they need.

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Maya Soetero-Ng

Maya Soetoro-Ng serves as a consultant to the Obama Foundation, working develop programming in the Asia Pacific region. She was the Director of the Matsunaga Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution at UH Mānoa, and taught Leadership for Social Change, History of Peace Movements... Read More →

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Allana Wade Coffee, Ph.D

Allana Wade Coffee, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in private practice and the Co-Founder of Honolulu Psychology Collective LLC, a mental health group practice. Dr. Coffee earned her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, 2004, and her re-specialization certificate in clinical psychology... Read More →
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Anthony P. Guerrero, MD

Anthony P. Guerrero, M.D. is Professor and Chair of Psychiatry and Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Hawai‘i John A. Burns School of Medicine, where he completed school and residency training in general pediatrics, general psychiatry, and child and adolescent... Read More →
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Chayanin Jing Foongsathaporn, M.D.

Dr. Foongsathaporn received her medical degree from Chulalongkorn University, Faculty of Medicine, Thailand.  She attended residency at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine and completed her Child and Adolescent fellowship at Tufts Medical Center and... Read More →

Tuesday October 25, 2022 4:00pm - 5:00pm HST