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Free Meeting on Mental Health Issues and Young People in Havertown

Two speakers offer viewers a unique opportunity to learn about mental health struggles from a clinical and personal perspective and ask any questions they may have in a safe environment.

Child Guidance Resource Centers, which has a location at 2000 Old West Chester Pike in Havertown, and Minding Your Mind are offering a free speakers' event, Preventing, Caring and Understanding Crises: What You Need to Know, on January 29 from 6 to 7 p.m. in Havertown to address the issue of young people and suicide.

Jordan Burnham, a renowned young adult speaker who has been featured on national television such as Dr. Phil, Good Morning America, The Today Show and an award winning documentary by E:60 "Unbreakable", will share his personal story of a miraculous recovery from a suicide attempt and subsequent efforts to raise awareness and diminish mental health stigma.  

Dr. Peter Scoma, Child Guidance psychologist, will share his clinical knowledge to help attendees learn tools to prevent crises, support children and adolescents in crises and differentiate between normal developmental challenges and more concerning issues. Dr. Scoma has been working with children, teenagers and families in crisis situations in a variety of settings for over a decade and has a passion for working with teenagers to effectively manage intense emotions using DBT.  

The two speakers offer viewers a unique opportunity to learn about mental health struggles from a clinical and personal perspective and ask any questions they may have in a safe environment.

The event is free and everyone is welcome. In order to register, please email Education@CGRC.org or visit www.CGRC.org/speakerseries to learn more.

Child Guidance Resource Centers is a community-based, behavioral healthcare organization with headquarters in Havertown. It provides therapeutic, supportive, and preventive behavioral healthcare services addressing the needs of children and families with mental health, developmental disabilities, or residential care needs.

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