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May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Taking care of your mind and mental well-being is important all year round. As we move into the month of May BCB wants to make sure that you have the resources at your fingertips to support you and your family should you need it. Now, more than ever, the COVID-19 situation has led to more uncertainly than ever before. Please know that BCB is here to support you no matter what. We will be updating these resources regularly and encourage you to utilize them.
BCB Founder and CEO, Lindsay Pinchuk, hosted a Facebook LIVE and Q&A session with Dr. Becky Kennedy all about mental health strategies during COVID-19. Dr. Becky Kennedy is a clinical psychologist and parenting consultant. She specializes in helping people cope with anxiety and stress and build resilience in difficult moments. Dr. Becky has an expertise in parenting and child development; she equips parents with tools to strengthen parent-child relationships, decrease problem behaviors, and build more peaceful homes.
Make sure to check her out and follow her on Instagram. She regularly posts incredible tips to help you navigate not only the current situation, but life as a parent in general.
This talk was with Dr. Casey Foreman. She focused more on navigating the uncertainties of COVID-19 as an adult. A large part of our talk also focused on strategies for expectant and new parents. Dr. Casey Foreman practices outside of Chicago and currently is taking patients via telehealth. You can find all of her information here.
Managing Your Partnership/Relationship while Expecting and Bringing Home a New Baby
BCB has a host of upcoming live events surrounding mental health strategies. Check out our schedule here and TUNE IN on Facebook during the designated time. Please know, we will be sharing the recordings of these live events on this page after they occur. All talks can be viewed on Facebook Live at the designated time.
Wednesday, May 20, 2020, Noon CT: Building Family Resilience with Katrina Skarzynski, LMFT, Director of Family Therapy and Rachel Fischer, MS, LCSW, Director of Adolescent PHP at Compass Health Center.
Wednesday, May 27, 2020, 3pm CT: Anxiety, mood and OCD in children, Using therapy to help kids, tips for parents at home, and ways to support and anxious child through school and social issues with Arielle Sheinman, LCSW.
MANAGING ANXIETY IN KIDS with Drs Jennifer Keller, Andrea Mazza and Erica Wagner: You can also check out an incredible webinar we did with the doctors from the Center for the Anxiety and OCD, also outside of Chicago. This webinar focuses around worries and anxiety in children and strategies to help them through it. The Center for Anxiety and OCD is currently taking patients via telehealth and will resume seeing patients in person once they are able. CLICK HERE for the webinar replay.
EXPECTANT PARENT WEBINAR, Labor and Delivery Panel: While this webinar covers all of labor and delivery, it addresses the first weeks at home and covers the piece on mental health. Dr. Casey Foreman offers tips for expectant parents and also discusses the difference between post-partum depression and “the baby blues” as well as when to seek help. CLICK HERE for the webinar replay.
BCB is here to help get you through this time. Check out all of our COVID-19 resources for ways to keep busy: virtual classes, activities, art projects, entertainment and more. We’ll be updating our ideas for you and your family daily.