Submitted by Women in the Know
A speaker series called Women in the Know is hosting two forums about teenage mental health and suicide. The forums will include guest speakers who specialize in clinical professional counseling and clinical psychology.
The speakers include Gail Cutler, a licensed clinical professional counselor and founder of Rebecca’s Dream; Dr. Michelle Epstein, licensed clinical psychologist, women and children mental health & wellness; and Debrohanne Reimer, MS, LPC, CADC, from the Child, Adolescent & Family Recovery Center. They will help identify changes and signs in children and other loved ones, including when and how to seek help.
The forums are part of a three-part series and will take place on the following dates at Lake Forest Club (554 N. Westmoreland Rd. Lake Forest, IL 60045) from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.:
- Thursday, October 30, 2014 (RSVP by Monday, October 27)
- Thursday, November 20, 2014 (RSVP by Monday, November 17)
(Part One of the series took place earlier this fall and explored statistics on mental health and suicide globally, nationally, and locally in Lake County.)
Part Two of the series will discuss signs and symptoms of mental illness, focusing on mental illness as a disease and recognizing situational depression and triggers. Part Two also will explore the differences between teenage angst and mental illness.
Part Three will begin with a report on student data and will include children’s opinions on the topic. The forum will discuss communicating with children, competition, discipline, and varying outlooks on what it means to be successful.
Amie Marks founded Women in the Know in 2013 to provide women a platform to speak openly about world issues, current events and timely topics.
Women in the Know forums are free and open to the public. To reserve a space or for more information, please call 708.524.9374, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the new website at www.WomenInTheKnowForum.com.