Let's Catch-up: April 2022
Our mission is to empower families to foster resilience and prioritize mental health and emotional wellness in their children through educational programming, access to resources, and peer support. 
Calling Parents of Juniors & Seniors!
Creating a Game Plan for Your College Freshman
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
12pm-1pm via Zoom

We all want our college students to flourish. Sometimes that means establishing a mental health support structure to help them even before they depart. Join us and learn the questions you may not know to ask and the keys to a successful launch.

Sign up, and we'll send you the Zoom link shortly before the event.
Bonnie Lane
Featured Speaker:
Bonnie Lane
 "Eating disorders are one of the most complex mental illnesses... families are not to blame and, actually, we can be our loved ones best allies in treatment."

National Family Advocate

Eating Disorders: An Honest Conversation
If you joined us for CATCH Lunch & Learn: Eating Disorders, we hope you left with some helpful tools to support a young person struggling with an eating disorder. If you didn't make it, want to review the conversation, or share it with others, the recording is available on the CATCH Youtube Channel.

Here are the resources Beth Ayn mentioned during her presentation:

Parenting a child with an eating disorder can be extremely terrifying, but help and support are available. Reach out to CATCH.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month
Let's Reduce the Stigma and Share Our Stories
Join CATCH throughout the community next month to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month. Mark your calendar and look for our resources around Northbrook.

Table Talk: Dine out and use the conversation starters on the tables at local restaurants to initiate dialogue about mental health.

Mental Health Tool Bags: Visit local retailers and organizations to pick up a bag of free items that will support your family's mental health.
Free Community Event

GBN Mental Health Matters Lacrosse Game & Family Fair

May 14th @ Glenbrook North H.S. Football Field


11am: GBN Varsity Boys Lacrosse Game
12:30pm-2pm: Family Fair
  • Clinics with lacrosse players & poms team
  • Dance with a DJ
  • Food from the GBN Booster Club
  • Dilly Bars from Dairy Queen
Northbrook Civic Foundation logo
CATCH Mental Health Awareness Month activities are possible thanks to a generous grant from the Northbrook Civic Foundation.
Parents Connect
Spring 2022: Check out the schedule
Parenting is hard. Parenting a child with mental health struggles is even harder. Sign up for Parents Connect and meet other parents who are walking in your shoes.

We gather without judgement to find community and new approaches to parenting during a time that can feel isolating and scary.

Sign up for the group that works for you based on your child's age.

  • Children Ages 6-13, Wednesdays, 1pm-2pm
  • Children Ages 6-13, Tuesdays, 7:30pm-8:30pm
  • Teens Ages 12-18, Thursdays, 7:30pm-8:30pm
  • Adult Children 18+, Thursdays, 1pm-2pm

Groups meet in person or via Zoom.
Here's what previous Parents Connect participants say:

"It was really nice to have an understanding group of parents to be able to bounce thoughts, struggles, and ideas off of each week."

"A group of parents who don’t judge your parenting or your child’s conditions can be difficult to come by but Parents Connect provided that to me."

"When my kids started struggling, I was looking for support in a group like Parents Connect, and I'm so grateful I've found it."
Coffee Talk in 2022
Listen, support, and share.
We know it may be hard to take the first step, but we hear from parents who have come to Coffee Talk that they are grateful they did!

CATCH Coffee Talk is happening every other Wednesday from 12pm-1pm via Zoom, and you're always welcome.

Our confidential conversations cover the hurdles and pitfalls we are all facing. 
Coffee Talk
Sign up, and we'll send you the Zoom link shortly before we meet. Come for as many talks as you are able to attend.

Upcoming Dates:
  • April 27
  • May 4 & 18

Prioritize your mental health with the self-care of a CATCH Coffee Talk. #TalkAboutIt
Did you know CATCH has a podcast?
Parenting the Mental Health Generation
Download the CATCH podcast and listen to Amy O. (the mom) & Dr. Lisa (the psychologist) in conversation with mental health professionals about topics that concern us as we navigate our parenting journeys and support our kids struggling with their emotional well-being.

Find Parenting the Mental Health Generation wherever you get your podcasts.
Mental Health in the News
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