Saturday, May 11, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Lake Grove Presbyterian Church, 4040 Sunset Drive, Lake Oswego, OR US 97035
When Love is Not Enough: Strategies to Help A Child Seek and Accept Mental Health Support and Treatment
Bestselling author, speaker and trainer Julie A. Fast will explain the system she teaches to parents and partners who want to help a child without losing the self in the process. Julie will cover the importance of a correct diagnosis, the difference between treatment and management, how to talk with kids about mental health (even if they refuse to talk), how to use leverage to create a reciprocal relationship with your child, how to talk openly about suicidal thoughts, how to talk about cannabis and other drug use and ultimately how to figure out what YOU need in order to help a person find stability. There will be a one hour talk and a full hour for audience questions and participation.
**Childcare available with advanced reservations. Contact by May 8.
About the Speaker:
Julie A. Fast is the bestselling author of Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder, Take Charge of Bipolar Disorder, Get it Done When You’re Depressed, Bipolar Happens! and The Health Cards Treatment System for Bipolar Disorder. She is a columnist and blogger for Bp Magazine for Bipolar Disorder and Psychology Today and is on the expert registry for People, Newsweek and Us Magazines. She won the Mental Health America excellence in journalism award and was the original consultant for the Claire Danes character on the Showtime hit Homeland. She is a regular TV, radio and podcast guest. Julie works as a coach for parents and partners of people with bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder and schizophrenia. Julie also works as an educator on the topic of cannabis and mental health disorders as well as violence and mental health. Her Bipolar Happens blog regularly wins best blog from Healthline.com. Julie lives daily with bipolar disorder, a psychotic disorder, anxiety and a head injury from a biking accident in 2012. She uses all of this life experience to help others live a productive life while managing serious brain disorders. You can read more about Julie at www.JulieFast.com, www.BipolarHappens.com and on Facebook at Julie A. Fast. Julie has sold over 400,000 books around the world and regularly travels to speak on the topic of mental health management. She lives what she teaches and will show you how to help a loved one manage mental health symptoms without losing yourself in the process.