Supporting Children Whose Loved Ones Have Mental Illness

Language: English
Topic Age Range: 4-18 Years
Duration: 45-minute presentation

Brief Description
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.

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

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

Presenter Bio
Elizabeth obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Social Behavior as well as her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance from UC Irvine in 2015. She later earned her Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from CSU Long Beach in 2020. After working in crisis services for six years, Elizabeth joined the Intensive Outpatient Program at CHOC in 2021 as a Mental Health Therapist. Specializing in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, this service line supports high school teens struggling with suicidality, self-harm, and emotion dysregulation. To support her own mental wellness, Elizabeth loves to camp, hike, paddleboard, roller skate, and adventure.


  • 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