“Hope and Empowerment for Families with Children Struggling with Mental Health Issues” is the topic of the next Lunch & Learn set for Oct. 16.
In partnership with CONNECT Summit County, the Lunch & Learn begins at 11:30 in the Community Room at the Park City Library. CONNECT Summit County has arranged for Randi Silverman to speak in Summit County while she is in Utah to present a keynote address to the University of Utah Critical Issues For Teens and Youth Conference. Silverman is CEO of “Youth Mental Health Project.”
The event begins at 11:45 a.m. with a screening of “No Letting Go,” followed by Silverman’s workshop/discussion from 12-1. Guests are encouraged bring their own lunch; CONNECT Summit County will provide drinks. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. The first 50 attendees will receive a complimentary copy of Silverman’s workshop booklet.
Silverman is the writer and producer of the award-winning film “No Letting Go,” which were based on her family’s experience with her son’s struggle with mental illness. As national public speaker and presenter on the topic of children’s mental health, Silverman sparks meaningful conversations that provide insight into the challenges faced by families with a loved one who struggle with mental illness.
“CONNECT Summit County is very pleased that we can bring this important mental health advocate to Summit County,” said Ed Rutan, president of CONNECT. “Randi is such an empowering speaker because she speaks as a parent to other parents struggling with their children’s mental health issues. She offers advice and strategies that equip families to build partnerships with the schools and mental health providers so that everyone works together to get the most effective treatment for their children.”
In 2011, Silverman co-founded a local community Parent-to-Parent Support Group, which has served more than 1,000 families in Westchester, New York. As a graduate of the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Law, she also uses her knowledge of the law to help parents advocate for the educational needs of their children who suffer from mental health challenges.