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Being a kid today is tough.​ So is being a parent, when your child is struggling.

Recent research estimates that 25% of youth experience symptoms of depression, and 20% experience symptoms of anxiety.

We want to help you learn how to support the children in your life who have a mental health condition - and we want to support YOU, too.

The National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) provides advocacy, education, support, and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives.

 

This school year, we’re offering free mental health education classes and support groups for parents of school-age youth.

 

This program is unique to NAMI of Washington County.

Read about what we're offering below, and then scroll down to fill out the form to request a presentation or support group in your area!

Parent Education

Providing parent education, support, and advocacy to enable you to understand youth mental illness and find support and services for your child.

  • Community presentations including segments on:

    • Youth mental health information

    • Personal story from a parent who supports a school aged child experiencing mental health challenges, challenges the parent faced, and support they were able to access.

    • Youth speaks about their personal story of living with a mental illness during their school aged years.

    • School Psychologist/counselor speaks about prevalence of youth mental illness and supports available in schools and how to access them.

    • Question and answer session

    • Resource packet for all participants