Tips from a local psychiatrist on World Mental Health Day

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BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — It’s World Mental Health Day and this year, it’s dedicated to young people.

Dr. Michael Lavin, the Lourdes Hospital Director of Psychiatry, says common disorders in young people include Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and behavioral outbursts.

During their teens, he adds anxiety disorders are more frequent.

If you suspect someone around you is experiencing mental trouble, reach out to them.

“Well in general I think it’s being supportive, having the tendency to listen and giving younger folks the chance to speak and to express themselves,” said Lavin.

He says there’s no health without mental health, making the day especially important.

Julia Gorman

Julia Gorman

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