NEWTOWN, Conn., July 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), Project ChildSafe and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) will host a special Facebook Live webinar to help parents of teens recognize signs their children may be facing mental health challenges. The webinar brings together mental health experts to help parents talk to their children about mental health, identify risk factors and warning signs and make homes safer for those who may be at-risk.
WHAT: Project ChildSafe Facebook Live webinar: «Understanding Youth Mental Health and Preventing Unauthorized Access to Firearms.» The program will feature a panel discussion as well as an interactive live chat room offering viewers the opportunity to ask questions of the panelists.
WHEN: Wednesday, July 14, at 1 p.m. ET.
Moderator: Joe Bartozzi, President and CEO of the National Shooting Sports Foundation
Panelist: Dr. Doreen Marshall, Vice President of Mission Engagement for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Panelist: Dr. Sherry Molock, George Washington University Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology and Pastor, Beloved Community Church
WHY: Attention on teen mental health and suicide prevention has grown substantially this past year, leaving many parents looking for guidance as teens have faced ongoing separation from peers, increased feelings of isolation and other mental health stressors. This webinar is designed to equip parents with resources and tips to have a conversation about mental health with their kids and take steps to secure firearms and other potential lethal means, helping to provide a vital «pause» that can save a life.
HOW: In addition to the participation of NSSF and AFSP, promotional support for the webinar is provided by the National African American Gun Association, The Well Armed Woman, Women’s Outdoor News and the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance.
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SOURCE National Shooting Sports Foundation