A Parent’s Guide to Understanding & Supporting Kids’ Mental Health

Drs. Matthew Koury and Andrea Appapillai from Mind Health Institute will go over common mental health conditions, signs/symptoms to look out for, and how parents can intervene. They will also review strategies for parents to support general well-being, and provide resources.



No Fee


Thursday, November 14, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM


STEM³ Academy Irvine
17861 Von Karman Ave
Irvine, CA 92614

Dr. Appapillai Mind Health Institue

Dr. Appapillai is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist that provides individual behavioral and cognitive‑behavioral psychotherapy (CBT) to children, adolescents, and young adults presenting with both medical and general mental health issues including coping/adjustment, behavioral management, adherence with medical routines, and pain management. She has worked with several interdisciplinary teams in a variety of medical and clinical settings across the continuum of care. Dr. Appapillai offers an empathic and approaching demeanor which fosters a healing atmosphere for her clients.

Dr. Koury Mind Health Institue

Dr. Koury is the Founder and Director of the Mind Health Institute, Newport Beach. He is a Board certified Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist that seamlessly merges his impressive academic credentials with a warm and engaging demeanor. Dr. Koury is known for his thoughtful approach when it comes to using psychiatric medications and his decisions are always informed by current evidence-based standards. Dr. Koury is also committed to educating his clients and families about their treatment in order to assist them in making the best decision regarding their ongoing care.

About The Help Group’s Orange County STEM³ Program:

STEM³ is an initiative of The Help Group that provides STEM education and services for parents, educators, and special needs students and young adults. For more information, contact Dr. Ellis Crasnow at (949) 835-3988 or [email protected]. We are excited to announce that our STEM summer camp will be coming to Orange County. Learn more here.