Upcoming Meetings & Events

Family Sanity Parent Support Meetings

Evening "Zoom Room" Meeting for Parents of Teens & Young Adults

Support group meeting for parents of young adults (18+), facilitated by Certified Parent Coach, Sarah MacKay Lynch. Third Tuesday of the month.

Next Zoom MeetingTuesday, October 20 at 7:30 p.m.



Daytime Support Group Meeting for Parents of Teens & Young Adults (Now on Thursdays)

For parents of teens and young adults 18+

on the first Thursdays of the month. 

Next Zoom Meeting: Thursday, Nov. 5 at noon.


For More Information,

Please Contact: Lisa@familysanity.org.

Willows in the Wind On-line Parent Support Groups

Three Meetings Monthly.

For information and registration for upcoming meetings, please go to:


SF Parent Support Virtual Support Group

More info on groups at namisf.org.

For a link meetings, as well as to join their online parent community forum, please contact natasha@namisf.org.

Special Event: "Creating Healthy Boundaries" Nov. 17

We will be hosting a special event on Nov. 17 at 7:30pm called "Creating Healthy Boundaries for Parents of Challenging Teens/YA's".

Francie Burkhard, LFMT, of San Francisco DBT will be our speaker.  She has more that twenty years of experience helping families of young people dealing with Depression/Anxiety, Borderline Personality Disorder and many other psychiatric conditions.  She will explain what DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) is and why it is very successful with many conditions.... 


Tickets will be $20/family $10/individual and Free for those having financially tough times.

Purchase Tickets Here


Do you appreciate Family Sanity?  Please show your support.

There are two easy ways to support Family Sanity.


Dancing Artist Designs is an online store created by our founder, Lisa Scimens.  

All sales from the site benefit Family Sanity.  It features home products, like those above, featuring artwork done by Lisa.

Check it out today and do some early

holiday shopping.  Shipping is always free: www.dancingartistdesigns.com.

The other way to show your appreciation is to make a cash contribution by simply using the donation button at the top of the page. No matter how small or large, every little bit helps.


A thousand thank you's!


Stay Connected with Online Support Meetings

Parents of teens and young adults who are dealing with mental health issues may be having a more difficult time than others during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Family Sanity, along with Willows in the Wind and SF NAMI Parent Support, have joined together to offer six monthly parent support meetings, live online via zoom.com.  The groups originate in the Bay Area, but thanks to this online technology we have parents coming from all over the U.S. The  groups are conducted by the organizations’ leaders or trained facilitators, as well as our certified parent coach, Sarah MacKay Lynch. 

Information about how to join the groups here

Questions?  Feel free to email Lisa@familysanity.org, or call


Resources for  Families Coping with Anxiety During Covid 

Below you can access some excellent internet resources for parents and teenagers and young adults to cope with the added anxiety of living during this pandemic.




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If a program, school or other resource appears on this site, it is not a recommendation.  Conversely, if a program, school or resource is omitted, it does not mean it is not a good program. What is a fine program for one child/family, may not work for another child/family and the opposite is true as well.  

The information contained on this site is provided by parents, not professionals, and is meant as a starting point for parents with struggling children.  We recommend consulting therapists, psychiatrists, and other professionals to guide you in the placement of your child.