Fostering Teen Mental HealthThursday October 7, 2021
6:30 PM until 8:00 PM
Educating parents and teens about common mental health challenges and what they can do to support their own mental health or help a friend who is struggling. Helping to equip our young people with the knowledge and skills they need to foster their own wellness and to support each other.
The presentation will include topics such as:
- What is "normal" for our adolescents
- Common mental health issues-signs and symptoms
- Tips for parents to help their teens
- Resources for help
About the speaker: Sheila Levine, LMFT, LDAC - is a Marriage & Family Therapist and a Licensed Alcohol/Drug counselor. She currently works for the Bethel Public Schools as a Student Assistance Counselor and is in Private Practice in the Danbury area. Sheila’s area of specialty is with adolescents -having over 25 years’ experience of working with adolescents she specializes in anxiety/depression, substance abuse, behavioral and academic issues. Another area of clinical interest is working with LGBTQ issues for both adolescents and adults.
Sheila is well versed in community resources that can be helpful to the clients she works with. She is chairperson of a 12 region Drug Free Schools committee that serves our local school districts with prevention education and activities for our youth. She also is on the Board of Directions for Western Connecticut Coalition, a community organization whose mission is substance abuse prevention, and co-chairs the Local Prevention Council -Bethel Community Care Coalition
Location: Maria Parloa Community Room
to go to the Bethel Public Library