In memory of Sean Rocco Vogel

We all have mental health the same way we have physical health!

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Sean Rocco Vogel

Sean Rocco Vogel, 15, of Cranbury, NJ passed away on Monday, Nov. 27, 2017. Born in New Brunswick, NJ, he was a resident of Cranbury his entire life.

Sean was a graduate of St. Paul's School, class of 2017 and was currently a freshman at Notre Dame High School. He ran cross country and track at St. Paul's School and enjoyed playing lacrosse, skiing and boating. An avid fan of music, he loved playing the guitar. Sean was very social, enjoying many friends.


Anxiety and Depression in teens is on the rise. In these unsettling times, it is more important than ever to remember that caring for a child's mental health is just as important as caring for his or her physical health. This guide will equip you with a better understanding of how to talk to your children about difficult topics and engage with them in a way that promotes positive mental health.

  • Mental health problems are more common than heart disease, lung disease and cancer combined with 50% of all lifetime cases emerging before the age of 14.
  • Equally worth noting, suicide is the second leading cause of death in children ages 10 to 24. Early intervention can help reduce the severity of mental health conditions.


We all have mental health the same way we have physical health and, most importantly, our children have mental health. Mental health is important at every stage of life and plays a critical role in shaping a child's social, emotional, and cognitive development, all parts of a healthy brain.

Mental health includes all states of health, from wellness to challenges to illness, and describes a person's state of emotional, psychological and social well-being, which affects the way a person thinks, feels, and behaves.

Just like physical health, mental health lies on a continuum.
Throughout life, all humans experience periods of fluctuation in both physical and mental health, particularly during childhood, as a person's body grows, develops, and builds up immunity.

At the Youth Mental Health Project we seek to empower families and communities to act with the knowledge, skills and resources they need to support the social, emotional, mental, and behavioral health of youth.

Learn more about Youth Mental Health

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