Did you know that 1 in 5 children have a parent who suffers from mental illness? The stats are significant yet the mental health support for these children is minimal. The Mental Health Association's (MHA) Intensive Family Support Services (IFSS) is aiming to fill this need by designing a special art-based curriculum for youth (7-12 yrs.) who have a family member (i.e., parent, sibling, cousin, etc.) experiencing mental health issues. MHA's art therapists and licensed counselors will facilitate a 2-part workshop that will provide youth with a supported space to receive age-appropriate mental health education, develop connection with peers, and creatively express themselves through art.
Our hope is to launch an ongoing, art therapy support group for graduates of this workshop series, which will be held throughout the school year.
If you have any questions or would like to register for this workshop, feel free to contact Genaya Palmer at firstname.lastname@example.org to register in advance.
If you have a teen who would like support, please have them reach out to the email provided.
Please note that masks are required for all participants.