Resilience is not an inborn trait, but a skill that is learned through engagement with friends, family, other important relationships, and the community. Resilience is also learned through awareness and becoming attuned to knowing your feelings, behavior, attitudes, and how they impact yourself and others. In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, Eugene (Gene) Beresin, MD, MA, of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at MGHfC, shares how parents, families, and caregivers can understand the signs of depression, stress, and suicide in young people, as well as guidelines for caregivers and youth on how to prevent these serious conditions. Beresin will also share when these conditions cannot be prevented, how early intervention can be helpful, and what public mental health education can do to help families, young people, and caregivers learn more about psychiatric disorders and the psychosocial issues that contribute to them.

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST

Speaker: Eugene (Gene) Beresin, MD, MA

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This online program is free and open to Mass General staff, patients and the general public. No registration needed.

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The MGHfC Parenting Series is a collaboration between the Maxwell & Eleanor Blum Patient and Family Learning Center and MassGeneral Hospital for Children.

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