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Failure to Launch Syndrome to be discussed

Free session set at Geneva Library

GENEVA – Cynthia K. Wade, founder of the Geneva-based nonprofit do-over.me, and Vinita Menon, psychologist, and Ph.D, will present “Failure To Launch,” a discussion about young adults who are unable to take the next steps in their lives, according to a news release.

The presentation, at 7 p.m. May 2 at the Geneva Public Library, 27 James St., Geneva, is free and open to the public.

Failure to launch refers to a syndrome recognized by parents, teachers, employers and psychologists as difficulties some young adults face when transitioning into the next phase of development — a stage which involves greater independence and responsibility, the release stated.

The presenters will talk about adults who are not working, and are having trouble finding work, therefore not financially independent.

A nonprofit, do-over.me is focused on creating communities of support for individuals age 16 and older seeking life changes personally and professionally.

Wade has been working with many young people challenged by this syndrome, the release stated.

Menon is from In Step Behavioral Health in St. Charles, which provides integrated outpatient mental health services with providers specializing in psychiatry, psychological testing and psychotherapy.

Both speakers wish to educate attendees about this topic, as well as provide concrete tools to support their loved ones.

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