JFS MetroWest offers ‘map’ to navigate teens’ mental health

JFS MetroWest offers ‘map’ to navigate teens’ mental health

JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE of MetroWest (JFS) will offer “Anybody Have A Map? Navigating Mental Health For Teens,” geared to parents of middle and high school students, on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 7-8:30 p.m. at the Millburn Library. The program is free and open to the community. 

Sara Mendez-Emma, LCSW and JFS clinical director of child and adolescent services, will discuss opening lines of communication with youngsters and the warning signs for emotional distress and provide information on obtaining help. 

This program is funded by the Eric Eliezer Levenson Foundation for Hope, founded by Eta and Mark Levenson in memory of their son, and by a matching grant from the Jewish Funders Network and Genesis Prize Foundation as part of the “Breaking Barriers” initiative aimed at promoting inclusion in Jewish life for those with disabilities. 

JFS offers programs related to the stigma of mental health, including understanding the impact of anxiety and depression and suicide prevention. 

To register, contact Sylvia Heller at 973-765-9050, ext. 1708, or sheller@jfsmetrowest.org or visit jfsmetrowest.org. 

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