Mental Health Tips for the Holidays
Our Parent Peer Support Group meets on Wednesdays from 6:45 to 8:15 p.m., and is intended for parents with a middle or high school child who is challenged with mental health symptoms. The peer support group is designed to be a safe, confidential place to share your experiences and learn from others. The group is facilitated by Nancy Dever and Debbie Gillespie and will be held at Wayne Presbyterian Church, Room 207, 125 E. Lancaster Ave, Wayne. For questions or to RSVP, contact Nancy Dever at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 610-574-3319.
Feature of the Week: Tips on Managing the Holiday Blues
The International Bipolar Foundation is sponsoring a free webinar, “Teen Depression: What Families and Schools Can Do for Reluctant Teens“, on Wednesday, December 13, from noon-1 p.m. Teens may be withdrawn, irritable, or self-harming. Parents and school personnel are left wondering what is normal and what is not, how to identify what is going on, and how to engage a reluctant teen. Dr. Rappaport, an associate professor of psychiatry with over twenty years of experience working with teens and consulting to schools will provide practical tips and key information for those navigating these challenges. Dr. Nancy Rappaport is a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist and a part-time Associate Professor of Psychiatry with Harvard Medical School where she teaches undergraduates, medical students, and residents about child development. She is the co-author of The Behavior Code: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Teaching the Most Challenging Students. For more information and to register, please go to https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/127688870830150913.
Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA), a free 8-hour training designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and others how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis, is scheduled for Tuesday, December 19, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Friends Hospital. High school juniors and seniors are encouraged to take this training, but you will need a signed parental permission slip. To register for this course, please contact email@example.com or 215-685-3755. For more information about Youth Mental Health First Aid, go to https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/take-a-course/find-a-course/.