Burlington Youth & Family Services presents the LAST in our series on mental health topics TOMORROW, Tuesday 3/16/21. Don’t miss this valuable information that every parent of a teen should know, and please share it with anyone you think might be interested. School staff if you would be so kind, please send out this link once more to parents on your listservs. We look forward to seeing you there!
A Mental Health Survival Guide in the Time of COVID:
A series of free webinars addressing common issues Burlington families are facing.
Teen Depression and Suicide: What a Parent Should Know
TUESDAY, MARCH 16th, 6:30-7:30 pmDr. Kerry-Ann Williams, M.D., will present on the signs and symptoms parents should watch for in their teens and young adults. The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the rates of depression and suicide in an already at-risk age group, and there are simple things parents can do to intervene and make sure their children get the help they need. Christine Shruhan, LMHC and Executive Director of Burlington Youth & Family Services, will be present to speak about the current risk rates here in Burlington and services that are available to students and their families to keep them healthy and safe.
Dr. Kerry-Ann Williams is a Child and Adolescent psychiatrist practicing in Massachusetts. She is a medical director at the Justice Resource Institute (JRI) and has a small private practice in Concord. She specializes in working with children who have severe emotional and behavioral disturbances, as well as emotional trauma. She is also the host of a radio talk show called “Black Mental Health Matters” on 98.1 FM The Urban Heat.
Register in advance for this meeting:
Burlington Youth & Family Services is a town department that has been offering mental health services at low or no cost to the residents of Burlington since 1974. Please see the attached letter for a summary of services we offer during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Burlington Youth & Family Services
33 Center Street
Burlington, MA 01803
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