Programs focus on mental health issues for teens


Akron Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric Psychiatry and Psychology Division offers a series of programs for the parents of children and teens dealing with mental and behavioral health issues.

The one-hour programs will be on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the hospital, One Perkins Square in Akron, as part of the PINES (Parents in Need of Education Services) Project. The programs are free, but a reservation is required. Following the presentations, questions and comments are encouraged.

Here are the programs:

March 7 – Sarah Goellnitz, a mental health therapist at Akron Children’s Hospital, will discuss setting limits for children.

April 4 – Mitchell Holley, a chaplain at Akron Children’s Hospital, will discuss mental health and spirituality.

May 2 – Melissa McClain, coordinator of Akron Children’s RESPECT teen dating violence prevention program, will discuss the characteristics of healthy relationships.

To make a reservation, contact Sarah Goellnitz at 330-543-7463 (PINE) or email her at

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