Episode 41 – A Conversation about Youth Mental Health

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Episode 41 Overview

In this episode, Dr. Jeck sits down with Renee Norden, Executive Director of the Mental Health Association of Fauquier.  Listen in as they discuss reducing the stigma surrounding mental illness. Ms. Norden also shares the warning signs of mental health issues and how to access help when needed.

Guest –

Renee Norden, Executive Director of the Mental Health Association of Fauquier

Renee Norden joined the Mental Health Association of Fauquier as Executive Director in November 2020. Prior to this, she held the position of Director for Guidance and College Counseling at Highland School in Warrenton for 14 years, providing counseling to students, families and staff, and coordinating care for students with mental health providers.  While at Highland, she has also served on the Mental Health School Coalition, working with other community stakeholders to address youth mental health concerns. Renee also has been instructing Youth Mental Health First Aid since 2015. Renee holds a degree in psychology from William and Mary and a master’s of education in counseling from the University of Virginia. She and her husband, David, live in Old Town Warrenton. Their two daughters are currently in college.


Discussion Topics – 

    • What services are offered especially for young people?  
    • What is on the horizon for Fauquier mental health?
    • How can we strengthen our partnership with FC mental health?

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