Supporting Children Whose Loved Ones Have Mental Illness

CHOC Mental Health Education Program

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It can be really challenging when someone you love is struggling with their mental health. It can be even harder when you’re a kid or teen. In this webinar, we will explore the emotional experience children and teenagers go through when a family member or loved one has mental illness. Learn ways to recognize behaviors and reactions, how to offer emotional support, and when to connect to professional resources.

Presenter: Elizabeth Mu, LMFT, Mental Health Therapist, CHOC Intensive Outpatient Program

Date and Time: Monday, November 6, 2023 | 12:00 – 12:45 PM

Audience: Parents/General Community

Language: English

Topic Age Range: 4-18 Years

Duration: 45-minute presentation


  • Gain insight into the emotional experience of children and teens with loved ones with mental illness
  • Identify common behavioral reactions you may see in children and teens
  • Learn how to support with coping skills and validation
  • Learn how and when to connect to additional supports