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Anne Brown – Providing Support to Parents & Caregivers Dealing With Teen Mental Health Challenges

Anne Brown on She's Got Moxie with Joy Chudacoff

Today's guest Anne Brown is the President & CEO of the Cook Center for Human Connection. Their mission is to act as a conduit, bringing together the best organizations, programs, and services to prevent teen suicide, provide mental health support, and enhance human connections vital for families to thrive.

Through the Cook Center, Anne uses her decades of experience as a public school teacher and educational technologies executive to help better connect parents and caregivers with their children. In her experience, she says parents are the missing link in the country's mental health crisis.

Listen in as Anne shares tips for getting in touch with parents and explains how to help parents with their children's mental health. She also shares some of the biggest barriers to mental health care that families with children face.

**If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, call 988 to reach the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. You can also call the network, previously known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 or text HOME to 741741.

Show Notes:
  • The #1 SIGN that Your CHILD May Need Support
  • 1 in 7 children deals with three challenges
  • How a PHONE CALL from a long-lost friend (she had not spoken to them in 20 years) changed the course of her career
  • A ‘FLASHBACK” moment when she was three years old helped her realize this was exactly what her next move should be
  • The startling STATS on mental health and teen suicide right now
  • The UNIQUE approach the Cook Center is taking to help Parents and Caregivers
  • EASY TIPS on what parents need to be on the lookout for
  • AGE 12-13 is sometimes when we need to lean into this
  • The BARRIERS to getting help when you need it right now
  • Ways that The Cook Center for Human Connection works with schools
Connect with Anne Brown:

LinkedIn | Parent Guidance | Cook Center for Human Connection | Instagram | Facebook

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