Goal of the Life Night:
By the end of the night, teens will better understand depression, how to recognize it, and be better equipped to work through it.
Life Night at a Glance:
This night on depression starts off with a light hearted skit in which age old remedies for depression are discounted. This night allows you to approach the subject of depression while helping the teens to assess his or her own lives. Teens will fill out a brief survey and will have time to discuss the topic of depression with a qualified mental health professional. It is key to have the youth minister and pastor available to provide pastoral feedback to teen’s questions also. The night will come to a close with some quality time adoring the Blessed Sacrament and allowing the teenagers to pray over each other. This night will require a lot of listening and follow up by the CORE and youth minister. Make sure not to get sidetracked from the real purpose of this night which is to provide HOPE to teens when dealing with depression.