Rep. Bos, Local Expert to Host Youth Mental Health Discussion to Empower Parents

State Representative Chris Bos (R-Lake Zurich) is partnering with Jessica Hutchison, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and founder of My Red Said, for a virtual conversation about the rising youth mental health crisis and strategies to help parents support their children. The event, Starting the Conversation, will take place via webinar on Wednesday, April 20, at 7 p.m.

“Anxiety, depression and other social-emotional strains for children and adolescents have been on the rise,” said Bos. “As a parent of three, two of which are teenagers, I’ve seen it among my kids and their friends, like many other parents. This event brings in expert perspective to provide strategies that will empower us as parents to help our kids after the inconsistency they’ve experienced over the past two years.”

The Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated the preexisting youth mental health crisis as children have faced school disruptions, uncertainty and inconsistency prompting emotional trauma that may not be visible. For Starting the Conversation, Jessica Hutchison, founder of My Red Said and a professional counselor focusing on trauma and grief, will join Rep. Bos for this special event. Listen along as Hutchison offers insights on how to identify narratives and utilize “talk to me” techniques to have meaningful conversations with our youth. There will also be a question and answer session after the presentation.

Starting the Conversation

A Virtual Event

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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For more information or questions, click here or call 224-662-1176.