2023 An Evening with Laurel House

Thank you to those who supported our 2023 event!

Congratulations to our 2023 Champion for Recovery and Town Champions.

Date: April 29, 2023

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One Family’s Journey

When a family member struggles with mental health or substance use issues, recovery for the whole family is a journey – from heartbreak to healing. The goal of the Resources to Recover website (rtor.org) is to shorten the cycle of discovery that occurs when a family realizes that they have a serious problem at home and they don’t know where to turn. Helping families and saving lives is what Laurel House and rtor.org and its clinicians do every day.

Thank you to Lily Genovese, Darien 2020 Town Champion, and her family for sharing part of their family story. People get better when families are involved in a healthy and balanced way.

Date: November 2020

2020 Champion for Recovery

Anthony L. Rostain, MD, MA, adolescent and child psychiatrist and co-author of The Stressed Years of Their Lives, is Laurel House, Inc.’s, 2020 Champion for Recovery. Dr. Rostain is a nationally recognized speaker, educator, and expert in the field of child and adolescent psychiatry. He currently serves as Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Cooper University Health Care; Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University; and Emeritus Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Rostain is an attending and supervising psychiatrist at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and at Penn Behavioral Health of the University of Pennsylvania Health System. He was Co-Chair of the University of Pennsylvania’s Task Force on Students Psychological Health and Welfare from 2014-2016.

Dr. Rostain’s clinical focus is “lifespan neurodevelopmental psychiatry,” which includes caring for patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorders, Tourette syndrome, learning disabilities, and related social-emotional learning disorders. Dr. Rostain received his medical degree from New York University, and also holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and Yale University.

He co-authored The Stressed Years of Their Lives, a book focused on encouraging students’ social-emotional readiness so that they can thrive during their college years. It offers a comprehensive guide to help parents prepare themselves and their children for the mental and emotional challenges college brings, and the best course of action when students need professional intervention.

Date: November 2020

2020 Town Champions

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A audience member's perspective of the Dr. B. Janet Hibbs and Dr. Anthony Rostain presentation

An Evening with the Authors of The Stressed Years of Their Lives

Laurel House, Inc. and the Harvey School hosted a presentation, Q&A session, and book signing with Dr. B. Janet Hibbs and Dr. Anthony Rostain, co-authors of The Stressed Years of Their Lives: Helping Your Kid Survive and Thrive During Their College Years. Parents and educators learned what they can do to encourage students’ social-emotional readiness.

Date: November 21, 2019

Several Laurel House employees celebrating at the 2019 Champion for Recovery and Town Champions event

2019 An Evening with Laurel House

Thank you to those who supported our 2019 event!

Congratulations to our 2019 Champion for Recovery and Town Champions.

Date: April 27, 2019

Book cover of The Bridesmaid's Daughter. As Nyna grew up, her mother became more and more distant. Carolyn Scoot Reybold had been a model in 1947, a friend of Grace Kelly, and even a bridesmaid at her wedding. How had that confident, glamorous women become the mother Giles knew growing up - the mother who was now living a homeless shelter and diagnosed with schizophrenia? In her journey to uncover her mother's past, Giles finds answers to questions she never knew to ask

Nyna Giles Darien Library Event

The Darien Library, hosted a book signing and Q&A with Nyna Giles, author of The Bridesmaid’s Daughter. 

The Bridesmaid’s Daughter is a poignant and unflinching portrait of Carolyn Scott Reybold, whose glamorous life was sidelined by mental illness, and of the daughter who reclaimed her memory. Carolyn had been a model in 1947, a friend of Grace Kelly, and even a bridesmaid at her wedding.

Date: May 22, 2018

Nyna Giles is COO of Giles Communications. She is also an advocate for the mentally ill, having served as a vice president on the board of The Association for Mentally Ill Children of Westchester for ten years. Eve Claxton is a writer, editor, and Peabody-award-winning radio producer. She's worked as an editor or co-writer on popular non-fiction books for major publishers including the memoir He Wanted the Moon. Eve is also the editor of The Book of Life, an anthology of the best memoir writing throughout the ages

Nyna Giles Luncheon

Laurel House, Inc. and Pathways, Inc., in collaboration with Fairfield County Look, hosted a luncheon and book signing with Nyna Giles and Eve Claxton, authors of The Bridesmaid’s Daughter, at The Field Club of Greenwich. 

Date: May 16, 2018

Several Laurel House employees celebrating at the 2018 dinner dance event

2018 Dinner Dance Event

Thank you to our 2018 Succeeding in the Community Dinner Dance Supporters!
Congratulations to our 2018 Champion for Recovery and Town Champions.
Date: April 21, 2018