Noting the downturn in teen mental health, the Friendship Circle of Pittsburgh has opened a community space dedicated to uplifting and supporting teenage well-being and mental health. Learn more.
The Friendship Circle, JRS, Repair the World, Chabad Young Professionals, and Chabad on Campus are partners in the I Vounteer program; an inclusive volunteer program that happens about four times a year for adults 18-45 years old. The program’s goal is to bring together young adults in the Pittsburgh community to volunteer in an inclusive way.
The program connects young adults from various partner organizations to socialize while giving back to their community. When we give back together, we build community. I Volunteer also helps the community by supporting local businesses and organizations and uplifting community members.
Below are the tentative dates for upcoming I Volunteer programs:
-September 12th 6pm-7:30pm
-December 12th 6pm-7:30pm
-April 4th 5pm-7:30pm
-June 22nd 6pm-7:30pm
For information on how to get involved with I Volunteer, contact Paige Eddy, Adult & Partnerships Coordinator at The Friendship Circle of Pittsburgh at 412-224-4440 ext. 111 or email@example.com.
COVID has forever changed our lives and the effect of COVID on the mental health of teens and young adults has been particularly acute. Join us virtually on Tuesday, May 31st from 5:00-6:00 PM for a candid conversation with Erin Barr, Clinical Coordinator for UpStreet, JFCS Pittsburgh’s innovative mental wellness program for teenagers and young adults. Learn the difference between “normal” teenage behavior and behavior that requires intervention, the unique challenges in teen mental health, and where to turn for help.
Closed captioning will be provided. Click here to register.
When Trevor Matthews, 12, took his own life, a year ago, his parents were left trying to understand why there are so few therapeutic interventions for children with depression. This article from The New Yorker, recounts Trevor’s story, explores the rising rates of childhood suicide, and delves into that work that needs to be done in our society to prevent such tragedies. Click here to read the article.
Who: For Parents, Educators, and Clinicians
What: Learn the warning signs in young children and how to practice prevention and intervention with the latest research and best practices
When: Wednesday, May 25, 2022 8:00- 9:30 PM EDT/5:00-6:30 pm PDT
*CE’s available for Psychologists for an additional fee (for this event only). Click here for details and registration.