Eating Recovery Center and Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center invited parents, guardians, and other important individuals in a child or teen’s life to join in conversation with ERC Pathlight clinical leaders for a 6-week education and support series. Presentations and live Q&A discussions reached across an array of important topics about raising children and teens in 2023. In this session of the series, you’ll hear from ERC Pathlight therapist Maggie Banks as she discusses how to support and validate a loved one who is silent or “shutdown” in the aptly named session Talking to a Brick Wall: A How to Guide. While we added a little humor to the title of our last session in this series, we know that the reality of talking to and supporting a ‘shut down’ loved one can be an emotionally heavy and draining task. We hope this conversation gives you confidence in knowing you can navigate through it.