Teens often display behaviors that parents don’t understand. It’s not easy to know if they’re being moody or irritable, which are normal adolescent behaviors, or experiencing something more serious, like depression.
Mental health issues are more complicated to care for than a cut or a bruise. One of the best ways to help your teen is to stay involved and to know the warning signs to watch for, such as difficulty sleeping, spending time alone, getting into trouble or thoughts of suicide.
Come ready to be empowered with all the community resources, from hotlines, text lines, websites and books, to individual counseling and group sessions.
• Wednesday, Sept. 16, 6 to 7:30 p.m., with Caroline Fisher, MD, Samaritan Albany General Hospital, Conference Rooms 1A & 1B
• Tuesday, Oct. 13, 6 to 7:30 p.m., with Tim Blumer, DO, Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, Conference Rooms A & B
• Tuesday, Oct. 20, 6 to 7:30 p.m., with Kiri Horsey, LPC, Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital, Conference Rooms B & C
Healthy snacks will be provided. Pre-registration is required as space is limited. To register, call toll free 1-855-873-0647 or visit samhealth.org/BeHealthy.