Concerned About Your Teen’s Mental Health? Here’s What You Should Know…

We held an open forum for parents on teen mental health on March 13, 2018. At the forum, parents and community members came together to talk about teen mental health, as well as receive a presentation on the subject given by Jessica York from MU’s Sinclair School of Nursing. The presentation about mental health covered 10 questions that parents often have about teen mental health, as well as answers to those questions. A few of the key topics covered in the presentation include prevention strategies, the warning signs, and ways to intervene as well as resources that could help. You can review that presentation here.

If you have current questions or concerns, you can find help at the Family Access Center of Excellence of Boone County.  Known as FACE, this center provides a means for teens 19 and under, and their families, to gain access to a wide range of assistance, sometimes for free. We encourage all of those who are interested, or who know of someone who might be interested, to go check them out, as they have a wide range of resources that can be quite useful. You can access their main website here.

Fourth Annual Bullying Prevention Awareness Week

Several parents have contacted us with requests for information on how to deal with bullying.  The week of October 4th through the 10th marks PACER’s Fourth Annual Bullying Prevention Week and you can sign up for their free webinar, scheduled for Tuesday September 28 from 1 to 2 Central, for a good overview of prevention resources.  Your school can als  contact them to become a partner in bullying prevention.  You can take a look at their website to see a long list of partners and resources.