Articles by Liz Jarrell

Liz Jarrell is the communications director for The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds. She received her B.A. in journalism from The University of Maine (Go Black Bears!), and her M.A. in global marketing communication and advertising from Emerson College in Boston. Liz began her career at TD Bank, the 14th largest bank in the U.S., where she was responsible for marketing, corporate event planning, and sponsorship management. Her next professional opportunity landed her at the world headquarters of SAP in Walldorf, Germany. At SAP, Liz was part of a small team tasked with bringing a game-changing new product to market, and specifically led all social media efforts for the North American launch. Most recently, Liz worked in account management at DigitasLBi, a leading global digital agency network, where she managed web-based design and technology projects for one of the largest financial institutions in the world. With The Clay Center, Liz is excited to switch gears and apply her diverse skill set to a completely new subject matter, inspired every day by the center’s mission to promote the resilience and well-being of today’s youth.

Driving Dyslexia Away

July 12, 2017

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Driving Dyslexia Away

A young NASCAR star and his parents discuss his triumph over dyslexia, and the Clay Center team provides guidance on what you can do if your child has learning differences. Includes a roundtable discussion with Drs. Gene Beresin, Ellen Braaten, and Steve Schlozman on the topic of dyslexia beginning at 3:07 of the segment. – […]

Combating Mental Health Stigma

July 6, 2017

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Combating Mental Health Stigma

A look at why and how the stigma of mental illness persists in the African American community—among both young people and their families—and what some are doing to address it. – Originally posted 25 September 2015

Could Your Honor Student Be A Heroin Addict?

May 18, 2017

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Could Your Honor Student Be A Heroin Addict?

This video offers two compelling chapters: first, a fictional sequence of a day in the life of a clean-cut teen addict, and second, a frank dialog with Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and a young man in recovery. – Originally published 24 September 2015

Parenting In A Community Crisis: Lessons From The Boston Marathon

April 14, 2017

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Parenting In A Community Crisis: Lessons From The Boston Marathon

In reflection of the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, The Clay Center is re-posting this special video. Boston-area parents reflect on their experiences parenting during the 2013 Boston Marathon events, and offer advice to other parents who may find themselves facing a community challenge. – Originally posted April 1, 2014

Bright Kids Who Can’t Keep Up

March 10, 2017

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Bright Kids Who Can’t Keep Up

We profile two smart young men with slow processing, a learning difference that affects their ability to manage daily tasks in a timely fashion. Dr. Ellen Braaten has expert advice for both parents and children coping with this issue. Originally posted September 24, 2015

When Idols Fail

March 31, 2014

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When Idols Fail

When sports stars misbehave—or worse—how do teen athletes react? What should parents do? Advice from the experts.

Sasha’s Story

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Sasha’s Story

The parents of a champion swimmer who committed suicide, and the psychiatrist who treated her, tell parents how to recognize signs of serious trouble.