“Parents, Let’s Talk Mental Health” Virtual Series: Championing Minority Mental Health

Saturday, July 24, 2021 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
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The Menninger Clinic and The Health Museum’s free mental health series for parents continues in July

The Menninger Clinic, a nationally recognized leader in mental health treatment, education, and research, has teamed up with The Health Museum to offer parents and caregivers useful information through a convenient, FREE virtual program series called, “Parents, Let’s Talk Mental Health”. The purpose of the series is to equip parents and caregivers with information that can help them better understand and care for the mental health of their children and themselves. Questions are welcome and parents are invited to submit questions in advance or during the virtual program. The following is information on the July session:

Championing Minority Mental Health

Speaker: Mychal Riley LCSW-S

Moderator: Dr. Jon Stevens, MD, MPH, Vice Presidents of Growth and Innovation, Menninger

July is Minority Mental Health Month, a time to recognize and raise public awareness of the mental health challenges among BIPOC communities. Mychal Riley will speak with parents on destigmatizing mental health in minority communities and provide tips on how to help encourage their children to talk openly about mental health while showing support. He’ll also provide insights on the role of a therapist, how to go about finding the right one, and share how parents can address with their children the events in the media that BIPOC communities have faced within the past year.

About The Menninger Clinic
Consistently ranked among the nation’s top psychiatric hospitals, The Menninger Clinic has more than 95 years of experience diagnosing and treating people with complex mental illness. Highly trained teams of mental health experts provide a supportive, healing environment coupled with evidence-based treatments that are effective and programs that strengthen skills for making changes in their life that last. Research outcomes demonstrate the effectiveness of Menninger’s specialty programs. Menninger is a private teaching hospital of Baylor College of Medicine’s Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and is a member institution in the Texas Medical Center.

About The Health Museum
The mission of the John P. McGovern Museum of Health & Medical Science is to foster wonder and curiosity about health, medical science, and the human body. Since the museum’s opening in 1969, more than three million visitors have benefited from the intriguing exhibits and unmatched programming developed in consultation with leading medical and scientific experts. As a member institution of the world-renowned Texas Medical Center, a proud member of the Association of Science – Technology Centers (ASTC), and the first Smithsonian Affiliate Museum in the Houston Museum District, The Health Museum is a culturally significant educational asset that attracts learners of all ages. The Health Museum offers a unique perspective on the human experience through the lens of health, medical science, technology, and innovation.

General admission to The Health Museum is $10 for ages 13 and older; $8 for children 3 to 12 years old and seniors 65 and above; and is free for children two and younger; and free on Thursdays from 2pm-7pm. General admission also provides access to the Museum’s multiple exhibits. The Health Museum hours are: 10 am – 5 pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday; Thursday 10 am – 7 pm (Free Family Thursday Hours are 2-7 pm); and Sunday 12-5 pm. For more information about The Health Museum, visit thehealthmuseum.org.