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Speakers Series at Children's Mental Health Centre

September 26, 2011 - The fall seminars in our mental health speakers’ series will debut in our newly renovated Children's Mental Health Centre in Waterloo this month. Shh… It’s Mental Health - our popular four seminar series - features our own experts and partners in the community as we support family, friends and neighbours who want to help teens dealing 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 parent 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.

Social Media and the Law - October 20, 2011; 7-8:30 pm;
Understanding Self Harm - October 27, 2011; 7-8:30 pm;
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder 101 - November 3, 2011; 7-8:30 pm;
Financial Changes Affect Families - November 10, 2011; 7-8:30 pm;

Lutherwood Children's Mental Health Centre
285 Benjamin Road

Free Admission and Parking

"We all know someone who has turned to local agencies for support. When we review our charitable giving every few years, we ask our employees for their thoughts."