Local mental health event for masculine-identifying teens

BBYO-Wisconsin Region is hosting a free event devoted to the wellness of masculine-identifying teens on Sunday, Nov. 17.

This event, MENtal Health, is not only open to masculine-identifying teens, but also their parents, other adult loved ones and youth professionals.

MENtal Health will be facilitated by mental health professionals.

The program aims to recognize the prevalence of mental health challenges among teens and bring them to light. Teens will learn how to handle pressure in school, sports and other various activities, how to use healthy coping mechanisms, how to reach out when they need help, and more.

Adults will learn how and when to seek out help for teens and what is typical versus atypical for teen behavior today, regarding social media, phone use, school stress, and more.

Men will learn about how to express their vulnerability around teens, and women will learn about how different the male experience is, according to a news release.

The event will be held at Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Whitefish Bay. For more information write to Wisc@Bbyo.org.

RSVP at Bit.ly/bbyomentalhealth.