Meet Jasmine: 2021 Family Advocacy Week Champion
Jasmine is participating in Speak Now for Kids Family Advocacy Week from June 13-18, 2021. Through this event, Jasmine and her family will discuss her health journey, Texas Children’s Hospital’s role in providing Jasmine with necessary health care services, and why the public and our elected officials must invest in the future of patients like Jasmine.
In the past year, 12-year-old Jasmine’s behavior changed. She lost interest in her usual activities and started spending more time on her phone and social media.
Jasmine was diagnosed with depression and social anxiety. She was soon admitted to the behavioral health unit at Texas Children’s and maintains her care for mental health through medicine and therapy.
“We needed to take quick action,” says Nancy, Jasmine’s mother.
Currently, Jasmine is feeling better and seeing improvement.