Brave Listening: The Secret to Safeguarding Your Child’s Mental Health

Join us for our ParentEd Talk on Jan. 10, 2024, with Stacey Freedenthal, Ph.D., LISW.

Our children are suffering. 1 in 5 children and teens suffer from a mental health disorder. Nearly 50% have struggled with mental health issues at some point during adolescence and those numbers are on the rise. And yet, there’s no handbook on how to handle kids in crisis. Plus, stigma around mental health issues keeps many kids and families suffering in silence.

Join Metro Parent on Jan. 10, 2024 at 4 p.m. ET for this informative and engaging webinar with mental health expert Stacey Freedenthal. In this Q&A session, she’ll guide parents through the sensitive and challenging topic of supporting their child’s mental health and preventing suicide. 

Learn how to:

  • Spot the signs your child may be struggling
  • Have open and honest conversations about mental health in your home
  • Advocate for your child at school and in their community 
  • Create a safe, supportive environment for your child to share their mental health struggles

We know you’re busy. If you can’t attend the live event, you can still participate! After the event concludes, all registered attendees will be emailed a link to watch the recorded session at their convenience on any device. Attendees joining live will have the opportunity to partake in the interactive Q&A portion of the event.

Register for the FREE event below!

About the speaker

Stacey Freedenthal, PhD, LCSW, is a psychotherapist, educator, writer, consultant, and speaker who specializes in suicide prevention. She has authored two books: Loving Someone with Suicidal Thoughts: What Family, Friends, and Partners Can Say and Do, and Helping the Suicidal Person: Tips and Techniques for Professionals. Dr. Freedenthal also has authored or co-authored more than 30 peer-reviewed articles for academic journals, and she created and maintains the website Speaking of Suicide.

Dr. Freedenthal is an associate professor at the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work, and a psychotherapist and consultant in private practice since 2012. She first became involved in suicide prevention in 1995, when she volunteered at a suicide hotline and first received training in active listening skills.

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