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Welcome to, a website dedicated to behavioral health professional Julio Avael. Julio Avael is well-known within his field for his accomplishments as a Senior Executive and Board Member of several organizations. Mr. Avael has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare, education, and media and has excelled in his past positions through his ability to help businesses create more effective management strategies and break into new markets. Throughout his career, Mr. Avael has excelled in business development, crisis management, finance, and operations management but discovered his true passion in healthcare, specifically adolescent mental health.

Julio Avael Background

Julio Avael is a graduate of Florida International University, where he received his Bachelor's degree in Public Administration. Shortly after graduating from Florida International University, Mr. Avael attended Barry University's Andreas School of Business, where he received his Masters of Science in Management. A long-time proponent of continuing education and self-betterment, since graduating from Barry University's Andreas School of Business in 2012, Julio Avael has gained a variety of certifications from Harvard University and Florida International University. After serving in a number of leadership positions at companies including OneArt, US Care, and MCUSA, Mr. Avael received the opportunity to serve as president of Wentworth Hampshire, Inc. in 2016. It was during this time that Julio Avael discovered his passion for supporting troubled adolescents and offering mental health services to schools within the Florida area.

The Importance of Adolescent Mental Health Services

Several new studies have been released concerning data regarding American youth's mental health within the last decade. Today, between 10-20% of children and adolescents experience various mental health issues, with the majority never receiving professional care. Furthermore, of all mental health conditions present in the United States, more than half are established by the age of fourteen, and 75% by the age of 24. This data showcases the current mental state and limited resources available to American children and teenagers. Julio Avael hopes to create more avenues for American children and adolescents to receive help and reduce the thousands of teenage deaths caused by suicide each year.

Puberty can drastically affect brain chemistry and lead to a number of mental health disorders, including depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders. Unfortunately, teenage girls are two times as likely to experience depression than boys due to the brain regions affected by depression having high concentrations of sex hormone receptors. Between the ages of 13 to 18, mental health reports show an almost fifty percent increase in American youth's mood disorders (8.4% to 15.4%). Today, almost 1.8 million teens experience severe depression, which can negatively impact their ability to build relationships at school and perform well in their studies. One of the many negative effects of untreated mental health issues is substance and alcohol abuse, which impacts more than 5% of all American teenagers. In order to prevent the development of substance and alcohol abuse in American teenagers, adolescent mental health issues must be more widely supported by both the US healthcare and the American school system.

To learn more about Julio Avael, his work in health care, and the importance of adolescent mental health awareness, check back for future updates.

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