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037 | Teen Loneliness, Loss, and Suicide: Healing a Lost Generation

Preconference Workshops


Mark Mayfield, Ph.D., and Chap Clark, Ph.D.



Approved For CE

Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Pastors, Pastoral Counselors, Lay Counselors, and Coaches

Approved For CME/CEU

Medical Doctors, Osteopathic Doctors, Physicians Assistants, Midwives, Nurses and Nurse Practitioners




Our culture has progressively changed over the past several decades, and though it has affected the broader population, teenagers have been affected the most. Loneliness is the most significant indicator of this impact, with teenagers and young adults being two times more likely to wrestle with loneliness than their adult counterparts, with rates as high as 71%. This workshop will explore the recent ways in which culture has changed, the implicit and explicit impacts it has had on teenagers, and the practical ways clinicians can inspire hope and change for a struggling generation. 

Learning Objectives

Examine the five specific ways culture has changed 
Describe the powerful impact this culture shift has had on teenagers 
Outline the current clinical and biblical solutions and their effectiveness