With the rise of heroin use in the area, and after losing someone close to her, Kimberly Groll wanted to help parents stay a step ahead when it came to their children’s actions.
Her seminar put a focus on self-destructive behaviors and taught parents how to recognize the signs and symptoms of coping or defense mechanisms, low self-esteem and cognitive distortions.
So what’s the key?
“Addressing behaviors early on, that would be it. There’s too often too many times that parents are in denial of their children acting out. They blame it on ‘oh it’s adolescent behavior or it’s normal teenage behavior or oh they’ll get over it’. If the behavior is happening more often than not that it a sign that there could be something wrong,” said President of Achieving Solutions Counseling, Kimberly Groll.
Her main goal is to educate enough people so that we can stop children before they fall too far down the rabbit hole and end up taking their own life.
Groll will be offering free six week counseling sessions to anyone who thinks they or their child needs help.
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