Let's Catch-up: February 2023
Our mission is to empower families to foster resilience and prioritize mental health and emotional wellness in their children through educational programming, access to resources, and peer support. 
As parents, we put a tremendous amount of pressure on ourselves to take care of our children in every way.

But the truth is, in many cases, the best thing we can do for our kids is show up, see them for who they truly are, and then get out of the way.

When we let them face hurdles head on and independently, they learn. They grow. They build that all-important resilience. It's a critical tool for supporting mental health... and that, friends, is everything.

-The CATCH Team
In this Issue
  • Lunch & Learn
  • Social & Friend Drama
  • Is My Kid Ok?
  • Does an Eating Disorder Live in Our Home? (recording)
  • Roundtable Discussion: Frank Talk with Teens!
  • CATCH Podcast: Breaking "The Stigma"
  • CATCH Joins Cook County United Against Hate
  • Parent Support Network
  • Parents Connect: Join a Group
  • Mental Health in the News
  • A CATCH Cackle
Lunch & Learn
Social & Friend Drama: How to Support Your Child

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 @ Noon

More than ever, our kids are navigating drama amongst peers and friends. It's difficult to escape due to technology and social media, and it can have a significant impact on their mental health.

These struggles are challenging for parents too.

Join us and learn how to help your child navigate different scenarios, when to step up, and when to step back.

Is My Kid Ok?

Tuesday, March 21, 2023 @ Noon

When our kids are struggling with their mental health, they may not have the skills to explain their challenges. Instead, they often send a message through their behavior.

Join us and learn about the early signs and how to support your child.

Does an Eating Disorder Live in Our Home?

Watch the Recording

If you are concerned about your child's eating habits, you are probably on to something.

"I have never once had a family call our program, come into our practice, or seek consultation where I've turned someone away and said, oh gosh, you're really worrying about nothing," said Kristen Anderson, LCSW, Chicago Center for Evidenced Based Treatment, during last month's Lunch & Learn: Does an Eating Disorder Live in Our Home?

Watch the recording, learn the signs of an eating disorder, find out how to talk a young person who is struggling with food, body image, and mental health and discover the resources that can make a difference.
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Recordings of previous Lunch and Learn programs are available on the CATCH YouTube Channel.
CATCH Lunch & Learn presentations are supported by a generous grant from the Northbrook Woman's Club.
Frank Talk with Teens
Roundtable Discussion

Sunday, March 12, 11am - 12:30pm
Little Louie’s, Northbrook

CATCH is calling all teens to talk about mental health over lunch. It’s on us!

We’ve reserved a private room so you can talk openly and honestly.

We want to know: How is your mental health? What’s it like at home? At school? In the community? What are you seeing in your friends? What would you like to change? How can CATCH Help?

You talk. We’ll listen.

Let’s work together to prioritize and support mental health.
CATCH Podcast
Parenting the Mental Health Generation
Breaking "The Stigma"
It's not easy to get young people to talk about their mental health. Now, two local teenage filmmakers are doing their part to help their peers open up and share their feelings.

In the latest episode of Parenting the Mental Health Generation, we meet Ari Braun and Eden Grunsberg, the producers of The Stigma, along with Agi Semrad, Founder and Executive Director of The Balance Project.

Mark Your Calendar...
The Stigma
May 1, 7pm - 8:30pm
Bernard Weinger JCC
300 Revere Drive, Northbrook
Find the CATCH podcast anywhere you get your podcasts.
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Parenting the Mental Health Generation, the CATCH podcast, is also available on the CATCH YouTube Channel.
CATCH Joins Cook County United Against Hate
Let's Stop Mental Illness Stigma
Hate and intolerance are on the rise everywhere.

Cook County is stepping out to stop it, and that includes putting an end to mental illness stigma.

Join CATCH and take the pledge to unite against hate and explore resources against it as well.
Parent Support Network
Parenting is hard, but it can feel more manageable when we support one another. And that's why we created the Parent Support Network.

It offers parents and caregivers access to personalized resources as well as opportunities to connect with other parents and learn from peers in small, confidential groups.

Join Parents Connect (details below), visit our website for resources, or reach out for individual help.

We are here for you.
Parents Connect
Parents Connect

If you're asking, What else can I do to help my child with their mental health issues? The answer is: Find support for yourself!

Parents Connect groups are made up of 4 to 8 adults who are caring for children of similar ages.

We meet weekly to provide a place where people can share their experiences in a confidential setting. Learn more.
Mental Health in the News
A CATCH Cackle...
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