What is Mental Health Mondays?

During COVID-19, Lee Health and Golisano Children’s Hospital identified a need to reach families who were struggling with mental health challenges. Mental Health Mondays, a virtual interactive series on Facebook, connected mental health experts and advocates with the public to share information and advice about children’s wellbeing. Speakers covered the many different aspects of mental health, and viewers asked questions via comments on Facebook. Each segment is was recorded and made available to watch online at any time.

Topics were chosen to help caregivers of all kinds – parents, grandparents and others – to become effective advocates for children’s mental health. Hear valuable insights from psychologists, therapists, physicians and more.

Empowering Advocates of All Kinds, At All Times​

Dr. Paul Simeone

Because it was launched in April 2020, Mental Health Mondays has been an important resource for parents and caregivers of all kinds as young people struggle with the online psychological effects of COVID-19.

“This is an especially vulnerable time for all of us, particularly for children who no longer have structure in their lives, who may be confused about social distancing, and who are experiencing anxiety over losing someone they love or getting sick themselves,” said Dr. Paul Simeone, Vice President of Mental and Behavioral Health at Lee Health.

“With our partners in the community, we are finding new and innovative ways of coming together, reaching families that are stressed, and working hard to meet the pediatric mental healthcare needs in our region.”

Would you like to make a difference? Tune into Mental Health Mondays weekly and learn more about how you can make an impact:

Watch Previous Mental Health Mondays

Did you miss a previous Mental Health Mondays session? This video library is a valuable source of expert tips, practical strategies, resources and community dialogue around children’s mental health issues.