Mental health is just as important as physical health to a child's well-being.

Mental health is just as important as physical health to a child's well-being.

Upcoming Event: Discussion/Advice on Children’s Behavioral Health Problems

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is taping the webisode “Finding Help, Finding Hope: What to do if you think your child may have a mental health problem” at the 2016 NBC-4 Health & Fitness Expo in Washington DC. The taping will take place on Saturday, January 9, from 3-4 p.m. EST. People may watch the webisode online after the taping, but are also encouraged to attend the expo if possible. The webisode will go over how parents and caregivers can play an active role in their child’s behavioral health care, and will identify resources to help the whole family.

To link to previous webisodes and additional resources from SAMHSA, click here.

Webisode information:

Main Stage Discussion/Advice on Children’s Behavioral Health Problems: Jan. 9 at DC’s NBC-4 Health & Fitness Expo

Mental and substance use disorders can impact children, youth, young adults, and their families at school, at home, at work, and in their communities. Recent data show that 1 in 10 children and youth will have a serious mental health condition, with 50 percent of all lifetime cases beginning by age 14 and 75 percent by age 24 (NIMH). Understanding the signs and symptoms of a mental or substance use disorder can help improve outcomes in all facets of life.

On Saturday, January 9, from 3-4 p.m. EST, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will tape a special webisode of KSOC-TV (Knowledge Network for Systems of Care TV), “Finding Help, Finding Hope: What to do if you think your child may have a mental health problem,” at the 2016 NBC-4 Health & Fitness Expo in Washington, DC-the largest and best-attended consumer wellness expo in the country. This webisode will explore how parents and caregivers can actively engage in their child’s behavioral health care, as well as identify available resources that can help the entire family thrive.

SAMHSA encourages Washington, DC-area parents and caregivers to attend the special taping at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and be part of the in-person audience. Members of the audience will be invited to ask questions of the panel.

What:

KSOC-TV live webisode taping of “Finding Help, Finding Hope: What to do if you think your child may have a mental health problem.” Discussion will be followed by one-on-one availability of behavioral health experts in the SAMHSA expo booth.

When:

Saturday, January 9, 2016

3 p.m. EST

Where:

Walter E. Washington Convention Center

801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC 20001

Who:

Moderated by NBC-4’s Doreen Gentzler

Panelists include:

  • Dr. Gary Blau or Dr. Larke Huang (TBD), SAMHSA
  • Danielle Strobeck, Family Navigator, Maryland Coalition of Families for Children’s Mental Health
  • Leah Ganssle, Student, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Erica Barnes, LICSW, School-Based Mental Health Expert, District of Columbia Department of Behavioral Health

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