Children with mood disorders are often the targets of bullying and cyberbullying.
Students who are being bullied, either physically or over the Internet, are at a higher risk for suicide. It affects not only the child being bullied, but their families as well.
On Thursday April 19th, The Balanced Mind Foundation will be hosting the Bringing Hope Home Luncheon to discuss the impact of bullying on children and families. There will also be two experts discussing anti-harassment tactics and the impact of a child’s mental health problem. Brooke R. Whitted, who serves on the Illinois Anti-Bullying Task Force, will highlight the Task Force’s recommended steps for parents whose child is being targeted or engaging in bullying. Garen Staglin will share his personal experience and the way that he and his wife handled the situation when their son was diagnosed with schizophrenia.
To register for this event, click here.
The Balanced Mind Foundation is dedicated to supporting families that are raising children who have been diagnosed with mood disorders. They support more than 37,000 families with online forums, webinars, educational information, a professional resource directory and an emergency help line.
Bringing Hope Home Luncheon
April 19th, 2012
11:30 am to 1:30 pm
University Club of Chicago