In The News


September 2014: Glenda Bernhardt, Development Director, represented Teen Health Connection at the Wells Fargo Flash Philanthropy Event. You can read the article in the Charlotte Observer here. 

June 2014: Dr. Preeti Matkins, Medical Director, received a Bronze Award as one of the Carolinas HealthCare System Touchstone Award winners. Teen Health Connection was recognized for our Expedited Partner Therapy in the Clinical Outcomes category. You can learn more about this award here.

April 2014: Dr. Preeti Matkins, Medical Director, was awarded a Girl Scouts Women of Distinction award for her significant achievement in healthy living.

February 2014: Dr. John Magee, psychologist, talked about the importance of funding for creative art therapies within health care programs. You can read the article here.


October 27, 2013: Libby Safrit, Executive Director, had a serious conversation about mental health stigmas on WTVI's "Living United" broadcast.  The broadcast continues to be aired throughout the month of November on WTVI PBS Charlotte (Channel 42.) You can learn more about this conversation here.

October 25, 2013: Diana Levitt, Manager of Mental Health Services, spoke with WSOC Evening News about Becoming a Love and Logic Parenting, a parenting program designed to give participants practical skills that can be used immediately with adolescents ages 11-18. You can watch her interview here. 

October 18, 2013: Dr. Preeti Matkins, Medical Director, spoke with Brigida Mack, a news reporter from WBTV about "fat shaming" - a type of bullying that is aimed at people who are obese. Dr. Matkins spoke about how damaging bullying can be and how ineffective shame is as a motivator for improving health. You can watch her interview here.

September 24, 2013: Manager of Mental Health Services, Diana Levitt was selected to speak about Teenage Binge Drinking because of the great work that Teen Health Connection is doing with our newly launched Youth Drug Free Coalition. You can watch the news video at this link.  

August 5, 2013: Manager of Mental Health Services, Diana Levitt, was selected to speak to WBTV about dating violence and the startling statistics locally. Teen Health Connection addressess this issue in our production of The Big Picture. You can watch the interview here. 

July 3, 2013: The team at Teen Health Connection was proud to be selected to present at the Violence Prevention Conference in March. The conference focused on self-injury and Teen Health Connection led several break-out sessions for professionals and provided a vignette from the performance of The Big Picture as the keynote presentation during the conference. You can see some photos for the conference here. 

May 7, 2013: Executive Director, Libby Safrit, Medical Director, Dr. Preeti Matkins and famed author Harriet Brown were asked to speak about the success and 5th year anniversary celebration of Teen Health Connection's Center for Disordered Eating on Charlotte Talks. You can hear more at this link. 

April 23, 2013: Teen Health Connection Teen Advisory Board member, Bailey Brooks was honored for her work on a community campaign to NOTICE child abuse. You can read more about this story and achievement here. 

January 25, 2013: The GEMS mentors were selected as the Mayor's Mentoring Alliance Group Mentors of the Year. To read more about the GEMS program and our amazing mentors click here.