You will have four opportunities this month to discuss parenting children with mental health issues with others in the community. The Mental Health Parent Cafes are set up around a series of group questions and topics with participants sharing their stories while building a support system along the way. Door County UW-Extension Family Relationships Educator Tenley Koehler says events like these help parents know that they are not alone.
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, half of all lifetime mental health conditions begin by age 14. The Mental Health Parent Cafes will take place May 14th at the Northern Door YMCA, May 16th at Southern Door Elementary School, May 23rd at Hope Church in Sturgeon Bay, and May 29th at Washington Island School. All sessions will begin at 5:30 p.m. with free childcare available.