"Starting the Conversation": Oct. 3
All Priory parents are invited to Starting the Conversation: Raising Emotionally and Mentally Healthy Kids, a program for parents and caregivers presented by the Independence Center on Monday, October 3, 6:30 p.m. at Saint Louis Priory School.
You know your child’s physical health, but how well do you know your child’s emotional and mental health? At this program, you’ll hear stories from parents and caregivers with real-life experience. You’ll learn how to help your child talk about changing emotions and challenging circumstances, and how to make emotional health part of your everyday conversations. You’ll also learn about free local resources that are easily available.
Starting the Conversation: Raising Emotionally and Mentally Healthy Kids is a grassroots initiative started by Independence Center board directors, staff and family members who are parents and caregivers of children living with mental illness, anxiety and depression.
The program at Priory will include a panel of three parents of children with mental illness. Kate Tansey, mental health professional with Clayton Behavioral will be facilitating the conversation.
We invite you to join us in worthwhile discussion as the panel of parents provide first-hand testimony to the signs and lessons learned while raising children with mental health challenges. We hope that in sharing those experiences and lessons learned, it starts a chain reaction of conversations to help parents and caregivers be more preventive, proactive, and prepared in their approach to the mental wellness of our youth.
Starting the Conversation provides a welcoming environment to talk about the importance of mental health and provide information on community resources. Local service providers will host informational tables at the event.
The presentation is free, and light refreshments will be served. All parents are encouraged to attend. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the program begins at 6:30 in the Kevin Kline Theatre.