What is Mental Health Mondays?

Streamed live every Monday, this virtual interactive series on Facebook connects mental health experts and advocates with the public to share information and advice about children’s wellbeing. Speakers cover the many different aspects of mental health, and viewers can ask questions via comments on Facebook. Each segment is also recorded and made available to watch online at any time.

Topics are 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.

Mental Health Mondays

Mental health Mondays Kids Minds Matter Graphic

What are Mental Health Mondays? It’s a virtual series on Facebook.com/KidsMindsMatter that connects Lee Health partners and Southwest Florida mental health advocates with the regions families to share expert advice, resources, as well as at-home activities for kids.

Streamed live every Monday, the segments will feature psychologists, therapists, physicians, child advocates as well as other art, mind and body professionals to help caregivers with their child’s mental health. These experts will speak on a different aspect of mental health and answer questions from viewers. The segments will be available to view after the live stream has ended for those unable to watch during the scheduled time.

Dr. Paul Simeone, VP and medical director of behavioral health at Lee Health, kicked off the series on April 6 with important tips to help your children cope with the impact 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 experiencing anxiety over losing someone they love or getting sick themselves,” shared Dr. Simeone. “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.”

Upcoming Topics

View the Kids’ Minds Matter Facebook page for a list of upcoming segments at Facebook.com/KidsMindsMatter.

Tips From Previous Sessions

Did you miss a previous session? Tips, takeaways, questions & answers and additional resources are available.

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