5130 Davenport Dr.
Lansing, MI 48917

Youth Mental Health

Community Mental Health will be presenting two mental health programs at DTDL this fall for caregivers. They are great for parents, caregivers, educators - anyone who cares for or works with youth.

Suicide Awareness & Prevention
Monday, September 25
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness of this stigmatized, and often taboo, topic. Jennifer Cronkite with Community Mental Health will share vital information for people affected by suicide and provide resources for individuals, friends and families to discuss suicide prevention and seek help when needed. Join us in person at the library (no registration required) or virtually. To attend virtually, register here.

Mental Health Matters
Thursday, November 16
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Adults and kids are welcome for this program. Many children and teens are struggling with mental health challenges. Jennifer Cronkite with Community Mental Health will lead a conversation for adults on the current status of youth mental health. Learn tips for helping kids cope, how to support social emotional skill development, and where to get help when you need it. During the presentation, kids can engage in fun activities focused on stress management, social skills, and dealing with big emotions with the CMH Stress Busters staff. Please register here.

Community Mental Health also facilitates an ongoing program at the library for youth called Stress Busters, fun and engaging skills-based groups that help youth of all ages learn practical skills to help them manage life stress, improve their social skills, and have fun doing it! Learn more about Stress Busters here.

Youth Engagement Specialists from Community Mental Health are also be available at the library on Thursdays to answer questions about accessing behavioral health services and connect families to community resources. No appointment needed, just stop by the Youth Services desk.