Mental Health Seminars Return to Cambridge
February 21, 2012 - Shh… It’s Mental Health - our popular four seminar series - returns to Cambridge in March. Featuring Lutherwood experts and community partners these seminars support family, friends and neighbours who want to help teens coping with mental health issues.
Your child seems to be developing just fine until his or her teenage years when seemingly small behavioural issues escalate into much larger problems. While these problems may be dismissed as struggles with independence or changes in hormones, they could be a sign of a larger mental health challenge. Parents are understandably reluctant to ask for help because no one wants a mental health label on their child. So while parents feel alone and powerless, their teens suffer in silence.
One in five Canadian youth have a treatable mental health issue and silence reinforces the stigma that stops our teens from seeking treatment.
Let's break the silence. Lutherwood is holding these seminars to open that critical dialogue to promote teenage mental health, make mental health a household term, and ultimately allow children and teens to seek treatment with their heads held high. Also, click below to hear our radio ads courtesy of Rogers Kitchener Radio Group.
Social Media, the Law and Teenage Mental Health - March 22, 2012; 6:30-8:00 pm;
Understanding Self Harm - March 29, 2012; 6:30-8:00 pm;
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder 101 - April 12, 2012; 6:30-8:00 pm;
Financial Changes Affect Families - April 19, 2012; 6:30-8:00 pm;
All seminars held at:
E105/E106 Health Promotion Room
1145 Concession Rd
Free Admission and Parking
No Registration Required
Child minding service available
Thanks to our sponsors
"I volunteered at Lutherwood to help a friend and I fell in love with the organization and its mission. It feels like a big family and that is reflected in our work. I was able to refer friends to our services and they got the help they needed. I see every day how much we make a difference in people's lives and it is a privilege to be part of it."