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Let's Start Talking:
What Every Parent Needs to Know-
A Forum on Youth Mental Health in Downers Grove

Wednesday, Oct. 12
Downers Grove Library


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Community members are invited to attend this first-ever forum to discuss and understand the state of our youth's mental wellness, create awareness of local resources, share expert "strategies/tips" and hear community concerns, ideas and opportunities.

We think this will be an exciting and powerful opportunity to come together as a community around our youth's mental health. Together we can help support and educate each other and end the stigma around mental health.

The forum will consist of:

6:30pm - Panel Discussion

Discussion on the state of our youth's mental health, recommendations and Q&A.

7:30pm - Resource Fair

Information tables of local organizations including NAMI DuPage, Linden Oaks Behavioral Health, Indian Boundary YMCA, Youth Outlook, PAWSitive Therapy Troupe and more!


Betsy Boesch, DuPage County Health Department, Assistant Director of Youth & Family Services

Sara Courington, DGS Associate Principal;

Ryan Lauterwasser, Manager Adolescent Inpatient and Eating Disorder Services, Linden Oaks Behavioral Health;

Dr. Erin Ludwick, DGN Associate Principal;

Barry Kincaid, O'Neill Middle School Counselor;

Peggy Tomchek, Counseling Coordinator, Benedictine University;

Resource Fair Tables

Alder Grove Counseling

Center for Creative Arts Therapy

Center for Healing and Integration

Downers Grove Public Library

Ellie Mental Health

Indian Boundary YMCA


Navigate Adolescence

Pawsitive Therapy Troupe

Strictly Self Defense

Timberline Knolls

Whole Health Counseling

Youth Outlook

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