Tweens, Teens, & Mental Health: What Every Parent Needs to Know

Wednesday, January 9 @7:00pm

For Parents with Children Age 8-16
Cost: $18/Member of Shaaray Tefila and Manhattan Together • $25/Guest
Is this anxiety, depression, or just the emotions that accompany adolescence? Too many families are isolated by shame, blame, silence, and misunderstanding surrounding their children's mental health. Randi Silverman, Founder of the Youth Mental Health Project, joins us to share her story as a parent of a child living with mental illness. Together we'll learn the signs of mental illness in children, explore resources for families seeking help and diagnosis, and discuss how our community can support families in crisis.

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About Randi Silverman

Randi Silverman is the co-Founder of The Youth Mental Health Project and an award-winning screenwriter and producer of the feature film, NO LETTING GO. As national public speaker and presenter on the topic of children’s mental health, Randi sparks meaningful conversations that provide insight into the challenges faced by families with a loved one who struggles with mental illness.

A believer in the power of storytelling, Randi used her real life experiences as the mother of a child with a mental health disorder to co-write and produce the multi-award winning film, NO LETTING GO. Receiving critical acclaim from film reviewers and mental health organizations alike, the film has won over 20 awards at independent film festivals world-wide.

As Founder of The Youth Mental Health Project, Randi’s work creates opportunities for open community dialogue and increased awareness and education about children’s mental health.

In 2011, Randi co-founded a local community Parent-to-Parent Support Group, which has served over 1000 families in Westchester, NY. As a graduate of the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Law, Randi also uses her knowledge of the law to help parents advocate for the educational needs of their children who suffer from mental health challenges.

Randi is a member of the Board of Directors for the International Bipolar Foundation.

Mental Health Series: Upcoming Programs

Presented in partnership with Manhattan Together/Metro-IAF

How We Might Act Powerfully on Issues of Mental Health: Stories, Strategies
Thursday, January 24 @7:00pm
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Young Adults & Mental Health: Symptoms, Stigma, & Building a Supportive Community
Thursday, March 7 @7:00pm
Details & registration coming soon...

Coming in April & May
Programs on dispelling the stigma of mental health issues and mental health challenges in older adults.
Details & registration coming soon...

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm