Mental Health 101

Navigating Mental Health Services For Your Child or Adolescent

Mental Health 101 – Navigating Mental Health Services For Your Child
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Intended For

Parents and Professionals


Thursday, March 5th, 2020. 7:00pm - 9:00pm

About the event:

Please join The Ross Center and Fusion Academy – Tysons for an interactive discussion to help understand and navigate the continuum of child and adolescent mental health services. An overview of assessment and treatment options will be presented, including:

• Different types of therapy and how to choose a therapist

• Psychiatry, and when a psychiatric evaluation or medication should be considered

• Psychological and neuropsychological testing and how to determine which test is necessary

The discussion will be facilitated by child psychologists Stephanie Posner, PsyD, and Christina Tripodi-Mitchell, PsyD, and child psychiatrist Daniel Pine, MD, Chief, Section on Development and Affective Neuroscience in the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Intramural Research Program. Following the presentation there will be an interactive Q and A. Bring all of your questions about mental health services, treatment options, diagnoses and local resources. Light refreshments will be served.




The Ross Center
Auditorium – 1st Floor
1595 Spring Hill Road
Vienna, VA 22182

For more information, please contact:

Ann- Marie Stripling at or 352-562-5088



Our friends from Stickers Speak will be at this event selling Mental Health awareness stickers. Stickers Speak is a JA student-run company, seeking to ease the daily battle of mental health. Fairfax County has the highest population of young adults who suffer from mental illnesses in Virginia. It can be very difficult for people with mental illnesses to speak up about how it affects them or ask for help.

With their stickers, they aim to provide adequate resources and information to not only help those struggling everyday, but to also educate those who may not know about mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety. 25% of the Stickers Speak net profits will go to the non-profit organization NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness). Help spread the word and advocate! #sticktobetterworld


  • Daniel Pine , MD


    Washington, D.C.

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