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Teen Mental Health Events

Teen Mental Health Initiative

Leveraging our skills, expertise, and relationships to create a web of mental health support for teens, their families and the community.

Upcoming Events

Teen Mental Health Committee

Teen Mental Health Committee: Sign Up!

Meets monthly, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Committed teens meet on a monthly basis to voice ideas, develop solutions and take collective action on issues related to mental health. Participants earn credit for community service hours. Contact Dr. Anna Parnes at aparnes@chconline.org for questions, or sign up online. Download and share the flyer.

No events scheduled at this time.


It starts at home–thoughtful discussions of teen anxiety, depression and suicide and any other topic of interest with a CHC expert there to moderate. If you would like to host a coffee at your home, please contact Rosalie Whitlock at rwhitlock@chconline.org.

Past Events

Teen Mental Health Committee Kick Off Meeting

Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

CALLING TEENS! We are starting a Teen Mental Health Committee at CHC and are inviting high school students from across the Peninsula to participate. This committee will be a place to voice ideas, develop solutions, and take collective action on addressing teen mental health and suicide in the community. Our kick off meeting is on Tuesday, August 2. The meeting is open to rising 9-12 grade students. Please join us! RSVP today by contacting Dr. Parnes. Parents, counselors, coaches and other adults who work with teens, please let your teen know about this important opportunity. Empower them to create positive changes in their schools. Facilitated by Dr. Anna Parnes, CHC and Bridget McCormick, LMFT.

Adolescent Mental Wellness Conference

Friday, August 5, 2016 and Saturday, August 6, 2016, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

This two-day conference by The Stanford Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing explores child/adolescent mental health issues. The Center’s Dr. Ramsey Khasho will be presenting “How is Your Child Doing? From Warning Signs to Resiliency” with Anne Ehresman, MSW, Project Cornerstone and Christine Tam, LCSW, ACS.

Register here. Registration closes on July 29, 2016. Student rates available (9th grade to age 24).

Teens and Screens: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

July 13, 2016, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

This session will helping parents understand the complex world of social media and technology. Presenters include Dr. Glen Elliott and Dr. Rosalie Whitlock.

Panel for the Community: It Takes a Village: A Community Meeting with Expert Panelists on Teen Anxiety, Depression and Suicide

Monday, April 25, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

CHC’s Dr. Ramsey Khasho and Dr. Glen Elliott; Dr. James Everitt, Sacred Heart Schools; Dr. Steven Adelsheim, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford; Dr. Meg Durbin, Palo Alto Medical Foundation.

Teen Forum: Come Together, Shut Down Stigma, and Take Action Against Anxiety & Depression in Our Community

Thursday, March 17, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

CHC’s Dr. Anna Parnes and Bridget Stolee McCormick, LMFT.

Workshop for Parents: Talk About It: How Talking about Anxiety & Depression Heals

Monday, March 7, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

CHC’s Dr. Ramsey Khasho and Dr. Eli Merritt, Merritt Mental Health.

The 2016 CHC Breakfast: Promise and Potential

Expert Panel Discussion

February 2, 2016 | 8:30 a.m.| Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club

CHC is hosting an inspiring discussion of this critical topic in February 2016 featuring a panel of guest speakers and experts from Stanford and CHC.