Waltham Partnership for Youth is hosting several mental health related events as part of their Mental Wellness Series this year! The first will be the screening of Angst on 11/14 at McDevitt 7-9 PM. Our 2nd mental wellness event, Celebrating YOU During the Holidays, on December 9th 7-9 PM at Kennedy, will be an event partnered with Families for Depression Awareness to reduce stress during the holidays and raise awareness about depression and mental wellness.
The event will begin with parents attending a Teen Depression Workshop with licensed mental health clinician, Rebekah Gibbons, to help adults recognize depression in teens, communicate effectively, and to help intervene constructively to get teens well.
At the same time, teens will attend the Teen Speaker workshop, where young adult speakers will use their personal stories to reduce stigma around mental health issues, help teens notice signs and symptoms of depression and stress, and to encourage young people to seek help.
Parents and teens will then come together for a larger discussion about practicing self-care within Waltham!