Students are at a Crossroads
Adolescence is a crucial period for developing healthy social and emotional habits. Many of our students are already investing in friendships, spending time with trusted adults, and prioritizing exercise, sleep and a healthy diet -- behaviors we know bode well for their future.
At the same time, anxiety, depression, and addiction are crippling teens at accelerated rates. Disordered eating, self-harm and suicide are but a few of the symptoms, hidden in plain sight, of the complex problems that leave young people vulnerable and despairing.
Saturday, November 10, 9:00 am–12:30 pm
Mental Health Symposium
Parents, engage with local therapists and counselors on important adolescent mental health issues:
- Keynote by Alex Avila, The Relationship Institute of the Rockies
- 8 educational breakout sessions -- see below for descriptions
- A Resources Fair that includes independent counselors, the CU Depression Center, Rocky Mountain Sports Counseling Center and more.
Did you miss this year's Symposium? Check out the content
that was presented at several of the breakout sessions:
- The Wellbeing of Our Kids: Keeping Them Safe
- Connecting Face to Face
- Mental Health: Gateway to Peak Performance
- Pressure, Stress and Building Resiliency
- Taking Care Of YOU While Parenting Teens
- Talking to Your Teens About Suicide
- The Power of Play, Sleep, and Relationship: Setting Your Child Up to Thrive