The Strawbridge Family’s Story Of How Venturing Into The Wilderness Improved Their Mental Health

On June 21, Vince and Monica Strawbridge -- along with their kids, Georgie (14), Henry (15), June (17), and Aiden (19) -- became the largest family ever to complete the Triple Crown of hiking: trekking the complete lengths of the Appalachian Trail, The Continental Divide Trail, and the Pacific Crest Trail.

On Thursday, September 2, we talked live with the Strawbridges about why they took on this challenge (and how they got their kids on board!) and how they believe it improved their mental well being and happiness.

Join us as we explore the relationship between wilderness, hiking, and mental health; discuss the theory and the benefits of wilderness therapy, and learn how to survive your family when you can’t take a break from them.

Mental Health Struggles - A Sibling Speaks

What is it like to have a suicidal sibling? How can you support him? What are the signs of suicidal behavior?

In anticipation of September’s Suicide Prevention Month, and in recognition of his brother Jesse Cody’s Walking and Talking for Youth Mental Health Campaign, Scott Cody, the brother of Jesse Cody of Hike The Good Hike, joins us for a candid conversation about his experiences growing up alongside Jesse during the worst of Jesse’s mental health struggles.

Be with us as Scott shares what it was like and what he has learned.

Self-Care, Mental Health, and the Positive Effects of Yoga.

"As any yogi will attest to, the effects of yoga reach far beyond the physical practice. We are true believers in sustainable and healthy living for the body, mind & soul" - Corc Yoga

Join Randi Silverman, Founder of The Youth Mental Health Project and Christine Moghadam, Founder of Corc Yoga, as they discuss the positivity that yoga brings to everyone involved, including those struggling with mental health.

1300 miles - 19 miles/day - 70 days - All for mental wellness

Beginning July 1, Jesse Cody, founder and director of Hike the Good Hike (HTGH), will spend 10 weeks tackling 1,300 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail to raise money and awareness for The Youth Mental Health Project.

Jesse’s personal journey – from hopeless and suicidal to powerful wilderness and mental health advocate – is as inspiring as his hiking challenge.

Jenny Collins, YMHP Program Director, talks with Jesse, just before he sets out. Learn about his hike strategy, his mental health struggles, how hiking and wilderness exploration saved him, and his plans to build HTGH into a charitable foundation and a meaningful platform for social impact.

Understanding the Misunderstood: Childhood Bipolar Disorder and Fear of Harm - Part 2

Families struggle everyday to help their children overcome mental health obstacles. But without having the right information, getting the right diagnosis and accessing the right treatment can feel like an insurmountable task.

JBRF’s executive director, Elizabeth Errico, shares about the cutting edge work their team has done to uncover a new mental health diagnosis. She’ll help you learn how to recognize it in kids and how to advocate for your children to get the best possible treatment.

Understanding the Misunderstood: Childhood Bipolar Disorder and Fear of Harm

Families struggle everyday to help their children overcome mental health obstacles. But without having the right information, getting the right diagnosis and accessing the right treatment can feel like an insurmountable task.

JBRF’s executive director, Elizabeth Errico, shares about the cutting edge work their team has done to uncover a new mental health diagnosis. She’ll help you learn how to recognize it in kids and how to advocate for your children to get the best possible treatment.

Relationship Skills: Setting Boundaries with Your Young Adult Children

Almost every parent of a teen or emerging adult child has experienced the frustration of trying to effectively protect them from impulsive emotional decisions that may impede their success. But it can feel like an endless battle of wills: you either give in and accept that you cannot control them; or go into full metal control, which severs the relationship.

So how can parents avoid these types of all or none scenarios? How can you more effectively scaffold your emerging adults' growth and development, and maintain a healthy relationship?

Anxiety: Strategies to Help you Cope During COVID-19

This webinar is designed to provide insights and strategies for parents to cope with their own anxieties while navigating the challenges of parenting during the COVID 19 Epidemic.

Join Randi and Dr. Rosen as they address how parents can best manage the unique stressors families are facing now, and how to support their children's mental health during these unprecedented times.

Mental Health Impact on Kids

Anyone can struggle with emotional, mental, or behavioral health at any time, but it can be difficult to tell the difference between typical behaviors and those that could be signs of concern. How do we know when we should seek help for the mental health of our children, adolescents, and young adults? And when parents and teachers actually do know that a child or teen is struggling with a mental health problem, how do they find the resources and support they need to meet those challenges? Join Randi Silverman in a discussion about how caring adults can use a common language that encourages collaborative and trusting relationships to support the mental health of our youth and families.

Managing Emotions:How to Talk about Feelings so Kids will Talk about Feelings

Learn how to easily teach your child the ABCs of emotions -- a valuable, life-long skill most of us never learned from our parents or teachers. You will learn how to increase your child and family’s emotional intelligence to better manage upset feelings, make family life easier and more fun, and get real tools for the real emotional moments of life.

E-Learning: How to Advocate for Your Child

Is your child struggling with E-Learning? Is your child getting the support services needed to meet his or her IEP goals? The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives in a variety of unprecedented and unpredictable ways. Our children and schools have taken on an enormous shift in teaching and delivery of instruction and services. Many parents are finding that remote learning can be especially hard for kids with ADHD, anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges.