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Speakers Series 2011

April 11, 2011 - Lutherwood’s mental health speakers’ series is being held in Cambridge this Spring. Shh… It’s Mental Health - our popular four seminar series - supports family, friends and neighbours who want to help teens dealing with mental health issues.

It happens. Children seem to be developing just fine until their teenage years when small behavioural issues escalate into much larger problems. While problems may be dismissed as struggles with independence or changes in hormones, they could be a sign of mental health problems. Parents are reluctant to ask for help because no parent wants that mental health label on their child. So parents feel alone and powerless, while their teens suffer in silence.

One in five Canadian youth have a treatable mental health issue and our silence reinforces a stigma that stops our teens from seeking treatment.

Help us break the silence. Let’s open a critical dialogue that makes teenage mental health more understood and allows more people to get treatment. Join any of our upcoming seminars (click the link to hear our radio ads courtesy of the Rogers Kitchener Radio Group):

Managing Anxiety in Your Teen - April 14, 2011; 7-8:30 pm
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - April 28, 2011; 7-8:30 pm
Helping Your Teen Cope - May 5, 2011; 7-8:30 pm
Navigating the System When a Teen Has Suicidal Thoughts or Behaviours - May 12, 2011; 7- 8:30 pm

St Benedict Catholic Secondary School
Lecture Hall
50 Saginaw Parkway, Cambridge
Speakers Series 2011

Free Admission

Thanks to our sponsors RBC Foundation, Waterloo Region Suicide Prevention Council, Waterloo Region Record, 96.7 CHYM FM, 570 NEWS, KIX 106.7 FM.

"Being a student at Lutherwood provided me with lots of hands-on experience, I learned a lot in my time there, and was excited to go to placement every day! I was surrounded by very supportive staff who not only allowed me a safe environment to make mistakes but also take the time to educate me & check in with me."