Helping Families by Supporting Parents!
In a world where parents and caregivers help each other navigate the wide- range of challenges associated with raising our children, why do parents feel so alone and overwhelmed when their children struggle with their mental health?
The vicious cycle of blame, shame, misunderstanding, and silence around our children’s mental health leaves families feeling confused, powerless, and isolated.
Parents need help to meet the challenges of raising children who struggle with their mental health and the isolation and silence around children’s mental health makes it difficult, if not impossible, to find and access proper resources.
The Parent Support Network is a parent-driven, family focused program to provide parents who are concerned about their children’s mental health with a dependable and caring network, valuable peer support, and access to peer recommended resources in their local communities. Armed with knowledge, support, and tools, parents CAN be at the forefront of the solutions for their children and for the community as a whole. But first they need to know they are not alone, it’s not their fault, and there is hope.
We believe that it should be easy for parents who are struggling to understand and care for their children's mental health to find the support they need in their own communities. Our vision is to make The Parent Support Network available to communities throughout the nation.
Each affiliate of The Parent Support Network holds free, confidential, in-person, parent support meetings run by volunteer, trained Facilitators who are parents with lived experience raising a child who has struggled with his or her mental health.
The Parent Support Network is currently available in the following locations:
- White Plains, New York
- Western Suffolk, Long Island, New York
- Yorktown, New York
- Darien, Connecticut
- Brookfield, Connecticut
- Mercer County, New Jersey
- Portland, Oregon
Your donation will go directly to funding more affiliates of The Parent Support Network so that parents can get the support they need.
"Before I found The Parent Support Network, I felt so alone and helpless. There is nothing more powerful than sitting in a room with other parents who "get it" and don't judge you. Finally, I have a place to go where I can talk openly about my fears and listen to others who have had similar experiences." - Parent Attendee