Far West Center holding free workshop on parenting programs

The Far West Center is offering a FREE workshop to anyone in the community interested in gaining more information or having any questions answered about our Help for Mom and Help for Parents programs!

The Far West Center is an award-winning community mental health center providing behavioral health services for residents of western Cuyahoga County and Lorain County.

We serve adults and young adults experiencing major mental health problems that interfere with daily living, or persons at risk of developing serious problems as a result of stressful or overwhelming life circumstances. Problems such as mood or thought disorders are often treated with a combination of services designed to do one thing well: help persons achieve their highest level of health and well-being.

The Help for Mom program is a unique screening and treatment program for pregnant women who are struggling with depression and/or anxiety and new mothers with postpartum depression. This program combines counseling, psychiatric care, group sessions and community support to help each mom through all stages of recovery. New babies need their mom… sometimes Mom needs a little help, too.

Parenting can be stressful enough without the added burden of Mom or Dad coping with a mental illness. The Help for Parents program at the Far West Center works with participants to teach them effective parenting skills, improve communication with their children, get the support of group members and learn how to support themselves in the process! 

The workshop will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 10:30 a.m.-noon. This will take place in our Westlake office which is located on St. John’s Medical Campus at 29133 Health Campus Drive. Parking is FREE and refreshments will be served!

To RSVP  for  this event, or if you have any questions, please call Alicia Bright, MSW, LSW at 440-835-6212, ext. 243, or email abright@farwestcenter.com. For a complete overview of Far West Center, please visit our website at www.farwestcenter.com

Alicia Bright

I am the Help for Mom program coordinator at the Far West Center.

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