Guest Speaker: Managing Anxiety at School and Home

PR photo of Lynn Lyons

Families and students are invited to attend a presentation by Lynn Lyons, licensed clinical social worker, author, and psychotherapist, on helping teens and young adults with anxiety and depression on Thursday, September 12 at 6:30pm in the PVPA Main Stage Theater. 
Lynn notes that "untreated anxiety in children [and teens] is one of the top predictors of depression in adolescence and young adulthood. The good news? Research proves that teaching [young people] certain cognitive and social skills makes a big difference in preventing the development of these struggles." Lynn's offering at PVPA will focus directly on those skills, not only for teens, but for families as well.  
"The goal?" she says, "helping [young people] move toward autonomy and flexibility throughout the life cycle."
Lynn Lyons is visiting PVPA as part of a grant-funded initiative to increase students' access to mental health and behavioral supports. In addition to the evening program for families, Lynn will give a presentation to PVPA students, and lead professional development sessions for PVPA staff and faculty.  
Lynn Lyons is based  in Concord, New Hampshire.  She has been in private practice for 28 years specializing in the treatment of anxiety disorders in adults and children. Lynn travels internationally as a speaker and trainer on the subject of anxiety, its role in families, and the need for a preventative approach at home and in schools. She is a sought after expert, appearing in the New York Times, Time, NPR, Psychology Today, and other media outlets. For more information about Lynn and her work, please visit her website at

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact PVPA at 413-552-1580 or refer to the event flyer.   

Please join us!