Your Mind Matters: Infant Mental Health

Filed under: Eric Scott |

Meeting in Marquette

Peter White Public Library

*Photo Courtesy IMLS.gov*

Marquette, Michigan — In celebration of May as Mental Health month, the public is invited to learn about the importance of infant mental health on Thursday, May 17th (t0day) at 10:00 am in the Peter White Public Library Shiras Room on the upper level of the library.

The concept of infant mental health is often misunderstood but has it’s basis in the understanding that our earliest relationships provide a foundation for our development into adulthood and shape what we expect from the world. This workshop will provide an overview regarding why social-emotional health is so important in early childhood and the role early relationships play in supporting social-emotional health.

Melissa Copenhaver has approximately 15 years of experience working with pregnant mothers, infants and children and since 2007 has been endorsed as an Infant Mental Health Specialists. She currently teaches Community Mental Health and Pediatric Nursing courses at Lake Superior State University and also coordinates and provides services through a home-based Maternal Infant Health Program.

Infants are welcome with their caregivers. There is no admission charge. This program is part of Your Mind Matters, an ongoing community dialog on mental health issues sponsored by a coalition of local community health organizations, advocacy groups, individuals and Peter White Public Library. For more information visit www.pwpl.info or call the library at 226-4318.

-Eric Scott

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