HIGHLAND PARK, Ill., Nov. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- An open forum on the mental health issues that affect a growing number of teens will be held Wednesday, Dec. 7 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at SunCloud Health Outpatient Treatment Center, 210 Skokie Valley Road, Highland Park. Kim Dennis, MD, Founder and Medical Director of SunCloud Health, will lead an open discussion on struggles such as substance abuse, eating disorders, depression and anxiety in teens. An expert panel will offer insights and practical suggestions for parents, coaches, educators, counselors and others who work with youth in our communities. The event is hosted by SunCloud Health in partnership with Community - The Anti-Drug (CTAD), a coalition of parents, schools, government, clergy, students and law enforcement working to keep youth alcohol-free and drug-free in Bannockburn, Deerfield, Highland Park, Highwood and Riverwoods. Panelists will include the Rev. Court Williams, Rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in Highland Park and Co-Vice-President of CTAD, along with SunCloud therapists Marcia Nickow, PsyD, CADC, CGP and Shale Marks, MSW, CADC. A local teen currently in recovery will join the experts to share personal experiences and expand the dialogue. "We'll be talking about when to guide, when to let go, and when to seek treatment for teens," Dr. Dennis says. "Parents and community need to work together to provide total support for our young people, especially those who may need professional help to regain control of their lives." Families of teens need support, too, Dr. Dennis notes - so panelists will offer resources to help parents deal with the specific stresses and challenges they face.