Topic: PTSD and anxiety disorders common in preemie parents. The NICU journey is a very traumatic one for many families and the traumatic influence of the experience is something that can linger long after leaving the hospital. Come join us for an important discussion around the red flags for PTSD and anxiety disorders, led by Lisa Mennet, PhD, LMHC of the Cooper House (www.cooperhouse.org). Lisa is the Clinical Director of the Cooper House and she has an interest in the impact of trauma on early relationships. Her background is in infant mental health and child psychoanalytic psychotherapy. This issue/topic is something that falls not only into the "self-care" bucket but also the "caring for my family and children" bucket too! Feel like you've already overcome the trauma of the NICU? Then come join us to share your story and help other parents as we walk together on the path towards healing and peace. We hope to see you there!!
More Details: The Lytle Center is located inside Swedish. The main entrance to Lytle and the retail store will be locked. To access the Lytle classroom just go down the hall past the main entrance to Lytle (there is a separate “side-entrance” we will have open for you). There will be floor signs to direct you there.
Pay Parking is available in the Broadway Garage or you can also park at the garage at Minor and Cherry which is the closest to Lytle. View map and directions to Swedish/First Hill: http://www.swedish.org/…/lytle-center-fo…/map-and-directions.
Special thanks to Swedish Hospital and the Seattle March of Dimes for helping us arrange space for our meeting!