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Parent Up Pittsburgh: November

Updated: Oct 27, 2020

Parent Up Pittsburgh presents “More than Sad: Suicide Prevention for Parents” on November 9th, 2020.

We invite you to join us for our next session of Parent Up Pittsburgh on November 9, 2020. The "More Than Sad", presented by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, will share with caregivers about how to recognize signs of depression and other mental health problems, initiate a conversation with their child, and get them help.

Speaker information:

Emily Shimko, Ed.D. is a volunteer and board member for the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. She serves the chapter as Education Chair and has presented numerous suicide prevention education programs in the area. Emily earned her Doctor of Education with a concentration in Health and Physical Activity from the University of Pittsburgh, where she also earned a Master of Science in Exercise Physiology. Emily is employed full-time at La Roche University as an Assistant Professor in the department of Health Sciences. Rachel is a Behavioral Health Therapist with the CHILL Project of Allegheny Health Network. She provides school-based outpatient therapy to students at Thomas Jefferson High School (West Jefferson Hills School District). Rachel’s clinical focus areas are child and adolescent mental health, trauma, medical complexity, and LGBTQ+. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Pennsylvania, earning her masters in Professional Counseling from Carlow University. Rachel is a Pittsburgh native and enjoys movies, spending time with family, and snuggling with her corgi, Beau.

Tickets are free! Reserve your tickets at

Stay tuned for more information! Be sure to follow along on our instagram and twitter, @parentuppgh

Read this post about our decision about moving online. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • How much does a Parent Up ticket cost? The sessions are free! Thanks to generous donors, we are able to offer this series completely free to parents.

  • How do I join in to the session? The Every Child team will send the live link to the webinar before the event to the email you registered with. Some of our presenters have their own webinar software and you may receive an email from them (check your spam folders).

  • How do I watch a session? We recommend you join in on a laptop and use Google Chrome.

If you have any other questions, please contact us.

Parenting is tough. It doesn’t get easier as children get older; every age presents a new challenge that we have to “level up” to meet. Parents are constantly learning and gaining new tools to better protect, teach, and guide their children.

That’s why we created Parent Up. We want to provide parents of tweens and teens a safe space to ask questions, to learn, and to network with other parents going through the same thing.

Parent Up: An Empowering Parenting Series presented by NAMI Keystone PA, premiering in September 2020, will be presented virtually. Each session we will spotlight a new topic and host regional experts to help guide a 90-minute workshop to build knowledge and strengthen parenting skills.

Thank you to our sponsors!



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