AKA-NAMIpartnerLogoWhen is it bad behavior? When is it emotional distress? How do you tell the difference? In celebration of Minority Mental Health Month in July, the Beta Psi Omega Graduate Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. and the Austin affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness-NAMI Austin are hosting a free community event. Download a flyer to print here.

My Kids Are Driving Me Crazy

How to Spot the Signs of Emotional Distress in Your Child

Saturday, July 18 ~ 10:00 am – 12:00 noon

David Chapel Baptist Church ~ 2211 E. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.


Dr. Ada Ifesinachukwu

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Summit Mental Health Clinic

Dr. Judith Enders

Pediatrician, Austin Regional Clinic

Diane Hoffman, LPC

Diane Hoffman Therapy

Michael Cox, MA, LPC Intern

Youth Engagement & Cultural Competence Specialist, Texas Institute for Excellence in Mental Health, Center for Social Work Research, University of Texas System of Care

This is a FREE event, but we do ask you to register by email at [email protected] or call 512-739-7948 for questions


My Kids are Driving Me Crazy” is an informative and engaging panel discussion and workshop to help parents, grandparents and caregivers identify signs that a child or teen may be experiencing emotional distress. Participants will also learn what resources are available for children and their families to address these critical issues. Studies consistently show that early intervention leads to better outcomes for children experiencing emotional distress. We encourage you to join us in this informative panel followed by a question and answer session as well as advice from expert panelists.

The panel will be moderated by Michele Alexander Bibby of AKA (Beta Psi Omega Graduate Chapter). Karen Ranus, NAMI Austin Executive Director, will provide information about resources NAMI provides for families.


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