Let's Catch-up: July 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. 
Marching for Mental Health
When our neighbors are struggling and seeking comfort and support, CATCH is here.

That's why we marched in Northbrook's July 4th parade this year. We spotlighted mental health at a time when our community needed it most.

It was a tough day for so many people as we marked one year since the shooting in Highland Park. The anniversary effect of trauma is real and takes a toll on mental well-being.

Thank you to our dedicated volunteers who joined us and to everyone along the way for the warm response.

If you or someone you love needs help, check out our list of local mental health providers, including specialists in supporting others through trauma, or reach out directly to CATCH.
In this Issue
  • CATCH Podcast: Food Fight
  • Parents Support Network: CATCH Conversations
  • Professional Roundtable
  • Volunteer Spotlight: Rebecca Bennett
  • Rate Race of Childhood
CATCH Podcast
Did you know some picky eating is considered an eating disorder?

Extreme cases are now diagnosed as ARFID, Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder. 

In the final episode of season two of our podcast, Parenting the Mental Health Generation, local author Linda B. Davis talks about her newly published book, Food Fight. It introduces the reader to ARFID through the unforgettable experiences of a middle schooler and serves as a universal lesson about accepting ourselves. 
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.
Parent Support Network
New! CATCH Conversations

Are your child's mental health struggles impacting you and your family? Are you wondering how to start finding help?

We recommend seeking support for yourself first with a CATCH Conversation.

Sign up and a CATCH volunteer will reach out to schedule a time to talk, meet for a cup of coffee, or go for a walk to give you a chance to share what's going on and learn how CATCH can support you. 

If you are in need of therapeutic referrals, please reach out confidentially to
Professionals Share their Insights
We rely on mental health and medical professionals, too!

Thank you to this incredible group of CATCH friends who joined us for a productive conversation about what's going on with our kids, including their biggest concerns and ongoing trends they see. This dialogue will help us develop programs that will most benefit our community.

Pictured from left to right: CATCH Executive Director Amy Oberholtzer; Zoe Novak, M.Ed, Ed.S, School Psychologist; Jenny Welbel, MA, LCPC, North Suburban Center for Anxiety; Jason Price, LMFT, Affiliates in Counseling; Jessica Rappaport, MD, pediatrician; Pam Streeter, RN, School Nurse;  Lisa Novak, Psy.D, Illuminate Psychological Assessments, LLC
CATCH Runs on the Power of Volunteers
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