FCC: ADOPTION PARENTING and MENTAL HEALTH PREPAREDNESS: Talking with Your Teen about Depression, Suicidal Thoughts, Anxiety, Eating Disorders, and Other Challenges

  • 20 May 2015
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 315 West 22nd Street, NYC

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ADOPTION PARENTING and MENTAL HEALTH PREPAREDNESS:

Talking with Your Teen about Depression, Suicidal Thoughts, Anxiety, Eating Disorders, and Other Challenges

WHEN:  Wednesday, May 20th
WHERE: 
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 315 West 22nd Street, NYC
TIME:  7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
FEE:  FCCNY Members, $20, Nonmembers: $35

An FCC Panel Discussion with Mental Health Professionals,  including Dr. Anne Marie Albano of Columbia University’s Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders and Dr. Daniella Heller, Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt Sinai School of Medicine-Elmhurst Hospital; Adult, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at Manhattan Psychiatric Associates. Moderated by Dr. Amanda Baden, Licensed Psychologist and Associate Professor of the Counselor Education Program at Montclair State University
 

The pressures of adolescence, and of transitioning into the college years, can create some daunting stresses on our teens’ (and young adults’) mental health. At this vulnerable time, they also are becoming increasingly responsible for their own mental wellbeing.

Does your teen know when, how, and where to get help when they or someone they know is faced with an emotional crisis?  Do you know how to guide them?  Is it the normal ups and downs of adolescence or something more serious?  What are the signs that your teenager or college-aged son or daughter is experiencing normal or clinical depression, or has become suicidal?  How can an anxiety or eating disorder be managed away from home?  When should parents step in and get help, or pursue an intervention?

 Come to hear mental health professionals discuss these and other issues. Learn what adoptive parents of teens and young adults should know in order to help their kids to cope.

Bring your concerns and questions.  Refreshments to be served.

Questions?  contact Mary Child,
ming3@earthlink.net

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