Mental Health issues affect all of society in some way, shape, or form. It’s estimated that 25 percent of Americans will have a diagnosable mental disorder at some point in their lives.Mental health problems are more common than heart disease, lung disease, and cancer combined. This month's video highlights the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) program, a ground-breaking 8-hour interactive public education course that helps lay persons to identify, understand and respond to someone who may be in the early stages of developing a mental health problem.

How Can I Learn About and Respond to Mental Health Problems that Students Are Facing Today?

As a parent, you worry about your teen. How do you know if your teen is stressed out in school? Is he/she using drugs? Is he/she being bullied? Are they sexually active?

You’ve got questions that you don’t know how to ask your teen. We’ve Got Answers.

Parent Conversation Circles are a safe place to connect with others and strengthen our Naperville Area Community to enjoy the benefits of shared parenting. You'll engage with ParentsMatterToo resources and gain confidence in knowing where to turn for parenting answers.

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ParentsMatterToo is a network of connected parents committed to providing nonjudgmental opportunities to share struggles, provide support, and ultimately strengthen the fabric of our families and community.

We believe in building resilient kids and families who say NO to destructive behaviors and YES to endless possibilities.This program offers parents a safe environment to discuss at-risk situations and be strengthened to challenge our children’s choices about social issues, drugs and alcohol. We do that through:

1-    This Interactive Website, with answers from local professionals and links to the most trusted national experts. This knowledge empowers parents to be the strong positive influence their children need.

2-    Conversation Circles, guided small groups, held throughout the community. Conversation Circles are opportunities for parents to share life experiences, discuss parenting situations, and gain knowledge and support.

3-    Speakers providing expert information to help parents become knowledgeable and influential, gaining skills they need to effectively challenge our children’s choices.

 

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