Mental Health 101 – For Parents

This presentation provides an overview of mental health, mental illness, and the associated stigma that prevent many youth from seeking help.

Common disorders such as depression & anxiety; post-traumatic stress disorder and schizophrenia are discussed.

Mental Health 101 is a general awareness program specifically for parents and caregivers to provide better understanding of mental health affecting youth.

What you will learn

• Understanding “Generation Z”

• The Teen Brain- Video

• Definitions: “Mental Health” “Mental Illness” “Stigma”

• Overview of Common Disorders & Warning Signs

• Communication Strategies; Supports & Resources

When presented to youth audiences, this presentation will be tailored to include:

• Did you know?? Mental Health Facts

• The Teen Brain- Video

• Definitions: “Mental Health” “Mental Illness” “Stigma”

• Overview of Common Disorders & Warning Signs

• Communication Strategies; Supports & Resources

About the author 

Angele D'Alessio