Adolescent Mental Health Lecture Series


A series to help adults understand some of the challenges young people face and how we can encourage them to develop habits that support good mental health.

Category: Workshop


Adolescent Mental Health Lecture Series

Growing up in today’s media-driven, fast paced society creates challenges that no other generation has faced. It’s difficult for adults to know how to guide and support youth in today’s environment. Beautiful Minds Wellness and the Meadow Vista Seventh-day Adventist Church are partnering to present a three-part lecture series geared to helping parents, grandparents, and caring adults understand and support today’s young people.

Lecture Details


Friday, May 20

6:30 pm – Bouncing Back: Resiliency and Grit Training in Young People

Presented by Amanda Anguish, LMFT

Saturday, May 21

10:45 am – Preventing Mental Illness and Enhancing Emotional Health in Young People

Presented by Daniel Binus, MD (this lecture will be a part of the worship service)

2:00 pm – THC: The Secret Ingredient for Managing Stress

Presented by K’dee Elsen, Ph.D.

3:00 pm – Mental Health Q&A Session

Where: Meadow Vista Seventh-day Adventist Church – 1461 Meadow Vista Road, Meadow Vista, CA 95722

Cost: Free

Please Note: A vegetarian lunch will be served immediately following the Saturday morning meeting


Lecture Presenters

Amanda Anguish, LMFT

From refurbishing furniture to refurbishing the mind, Amanda loves home and people improvement.Amanda believes in honest therapy. Her goal is to empower clients to discover the causes behind their challenges and take action to address them. Amanda’s counseling experience includes substance abuse, depression, anxiety, teenage growing pains, spiritual development, and issues that affect relationships. Amanda also enjoys lecturing on a variety of mental health topics.

Daniel Binus, MD

Dr. Binus believes in whole-person care. His goal is to understand and address the emotional, physical, and spiritual factors that influence each patient’s well being. Dr. Binus serves as clinical director of Beautiful Minds Medical. He provides outpatient psychiatry and oversees the Intensive Outpatient Program.

K’dee Elsen, Ph.D.

Dr. Elsen has a deep burden for helping others. She was moved by this compassion to pursue both a master’s and doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology at Loma Linda University. She further completed an internship at VA Boston Healthcare System, affiliate of Harvard and Boston University, and a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Her experience includes depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, coping with chronic and terminal illness, and meaning-centered therapy.


Questions? email admin@beautifulmindswellness.org or call (530) 217-3870.


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