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Hosted by Depression Center

Bright Nights: Youth Mental Health - Supporting Parents to help their children and themselves

Monday, April 4th 2022 | 6:00 - 7:30 PM

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The Eisenberg Family Depression Center’s Bright Nights™ series connects our community with mental health experts, providing up-to-date information and a public forum to discuss topics related to depression.

This event features a presentation by Natalie Burns, TRAILS Lead Suicide Prevention Specialist 

Supporting our youth means supporting their parents and caregivers. Parenting can be challenging under the best of circumstances. When a child, teenager, or young adult struggles with emotional, mental, or behavioral health problems, parenting can be overwhelming and isolating. We will provide information that helps break down the stigma surrounding mental health and enables parents to recognize risk and warning signs, when to seek help, and how to best support their child. We will also discuss how to talk with your child about suicidal risk and ensure they are getting the care they need when they need it. Lastly, we will also provide tips and techniques for parental self-care and well-being.

Natalie Burns, LMSW, MA, has a master’s degree in Clinical Social work and Organizational Leadership. She is the Tier 3 Director and Suicide Prevention Specialist at TRAILS (Transforming Research into Action to Improve the Lives of Students), a program committed to making effective mental health services accessible in all schools. Natalie has advanced intensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Trauma focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, and Internal Family Systems.

Natalie’s clinical interest and expertise focus on the assessment and treatment of suicidal youth, psychosocial interventions with children and families, and suicide prevention in K-12 schools. Additionally, she has a background in infant mental health and Perinatal Mood Disorders. Natalie also serves as a senior consultant for the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality where she trains mental health providers across US and internationally in suicide specific assessment and intervention. She maintains a small private practice focused on perinatal mood disorders/infertility and adolescents struggling with suicidality.

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