Event Reminder: Tonight’s Mental Health Essentials for Parents and Caregivers


In collaboration with Weston Wellness Education and the Weston PTO, Weston Public Schools is hosting “Mental Health Essentials for Parents & Caregivers,” tonight, May 23 at 7:00 p.m. in the Weston High School Library.

This 1.5-hour workshop for parents & caregivers will be presented by experienced clinicians. Participants will learn things like strategies to include mental health as part of their parenting, how to identify when loved ones need support for mental health, how and where to get professional support, and how to use strategies for self-care for yourselves and your loved ones.

For more information, please email Mitch Finnegan or read this blog post for the detailed agenda.


In addition, please know that Massachusetts has a Behavioral Health Help Line available 24/7:

  • Calltext, or chat for real-time clinical assessment, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 
  • You’ll talk with a trained staff member who will assist you in accessing the treatment or support that meets your individual needs.
  • Connect with qualified professionals for mental health assessments, crisis services, substance use treatment, referrals and more, with options in your own community. Staff will remain on the line with you until you are connected to your next step.
  • Every calltext, or chat conversation includes clinical follow up to ensure your needs are met.

You can learn more here.

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