Let's Talk About It

A series to address depression, anxiety, and other mental health illnesses in children and teens

Hosted by the Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan in partnership with i understand and supported by Meijer Inc.


Angst: Movie and Discussion

February 27, 6:30 – 8:30 P.M.

Celebration Cinema, Rivertown

Listen to a personal story about overcoming depression and hear from Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital about how we can help our loved one after a mental health crisis and reduce stigma by changing the words we use. Then watch indie movie Angst (60 min.), which delivers a powerful message of how anxiety affects our youth. 


Teens and Anxiety

March 27. 6:30 – 8 P.M.

Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan 

Anxiety and sadness is a normal reaction to stress, but how do we recognize if there is something beyond a typical teenage struggle? Join i understand and a guest speaker from Forest View Hospital to discuss the major factors of anxiety, signs, and symptoms, and what parents can do to help their teen. 



What’s Next?

May 1, 6:30 – 8 P.M.

Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan

How do we help our child after a mental health crisis and still take care of ourselves as caregivers? Join i understand and Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services as they discuss the importance of making time for self-care, creating your own support systems, maintaining healthy habits and resources available to help both our loved ones and their caretakers.