November 2019
Monthly E-Newsletter: Catch-up!
Speaker Series
Talking to Teens About Suicide
Practical Tools & Ideas for More Effective Communication

 Thursday, December 5, 2019
Northbrook Public Library
Erica Leibrandt

Talking to teens about suicide is one of the most challenging things we can imagine but also one of the most important topics we can embrace. Erica Leibrandt is a licensed psychotherapist and a survivor of suicide loss. Join us for what's sure to be a remarkable evening as she shares her personal story and gives us a professional perspective on this issue. You’ll learn real life strategies to help improve communication with your teen.
Still to come in the CATCH Speaker Series...

Love is Love
Supporting Our LGBTQ Youth
Speakers provided by Response for Teens

February 6, 2020
Northbrook Public Library

A Note of Thanks...

Thank you Dr. Lisa Novak , licensed clinical psychologist and co-founder and director of  Illuminate Psychological Assessments, LLC , for a very informative presentation at the latest  CATCH Speaker Series  event:  Navigating the Road Map for Your Child:  Understanding Private Interventions and School-Based Supports .

Dr. Novak helped us understand the signs that it may be time to seek help for our child, where to get it, and what the various options are.
Our mission is to empower families to raise resilient, independent youth by focusing on mental health and emotional wellness.
Coffee Talk
Join CATCH for discussion and support during a confidential conversation in December.

  • 12/10 7pm-8:30pm
  • 12/11 1:30pm-3pm

RSVP to   for the address of the
2020 CATCH Events
present a screening of
Thursday, March 5, 2020
Northbrook Public Library

More than 2 billion people have smartphones today. And we check our devices on average an incredible 150 times every day. Technology makes our lives easier in so many ways - but what is the cost of our dependence, and our children’s reliance, on screens?  LIKE reveals the true effects of technology on the brain and uncovers the impact social media can have on our lives. The film’s mission is to educate, inform and inspire people to effectively self-regulate their screen time.

The LIKE screening will be followed by a panel discussion. 
Keynote Event
CATCH, in collaboration with Glenbrook North High School, presents :

Parenting the New Teen in the Age of Anxiety

Parenting Expert, Best-selling Author

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Glenbrook North High School

Kids are growing up with nearly unlimited access to social media and the internet, along with unprecedented academic, social, and familial stressors. Starting as early as eight-years-old, children are exposed to information, thought, and emotion that they are developmentally unprepared to process. Dr. Duffy will cover these issues and offer guidance on how parents can best support their child.

Dr. Duffy is a nationally recognized parenting expert and clinical psychologist. He has been working with individuals, couples, teens, and families for nearly 25 years.

Dr. Duffy served as the regular parenting and relationship expert on  Steve Harvey . He also appears frequently in the media on outlets including the  The Today  Show, E! News, Fox Good Day Chicago, WGN-TV,  NPR WGN Radio Huffington Post,   Wall Street Journal , Chicago Parent, Chicago Tribune , Chicago Sun-Times, and more.   Dr. Duffy is cohost of the popular podcast, better , with his wife, Julie, as well as On Purpose with Chicago Tribune columnist Heidi Stevens.
College Scholarship Opportunity
Rebecca's Dream , a local organization whose mission is to promote awareness and compassionate understanding of depression and bipolar disorder as real diseases, offers THREE COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS every year. 

Applications are due December 1. These scholarships recognize teens in the community who are fighting the stigma of mental illness.

Know any teens who might be interested? 
CATCH Needs Your Support
CATCH is now accepting contributions to off-set the cost of programs.

Join the effort to make a difference in our community. Together, we can shine a spotlight on mental health and emotional wellness.
Recommended Resources
CATCH parents have found these websites helpful. If you have resources you'd like to share, email us your recommendations, and we will include them in future newsletters.

CATCH is dedicated to making a difference in our community.
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