What Is Pediatric Psychiatry?


Pediatric psychiatry specializes in treating children and adolescents. While the psychiatrist may work with a team of other medical professionals, the primary focus of a child psychiatrist is to treat disorders related to childhood feelings, thoughts, or emotions. The psychiatrist must act in the child's best interest, but he may also consult with juvenile court [...]

What Is Pediatric Psychiatry?2022-11-04T12:31:16-05:00

Early Childhood Mental Health Awareness Month


November is Early Childhood Mental Health Awareness Month. Throughout the month, we celebrate the importance mental health plays in childhood development. What is Early Childhood Mental Health? While they sound similar, early childhood mental health and early childhood mental illness are two different things affecting children before their fifth birthday. Approximately 17% of children are [...]

Early Childhood Mental Health Awareness Month2022-10-31T15:59:02-05:00

The Differences Between Adult & Child Psychiatry


If someone asks you about the difference between child and adult psychiatry, your first answer may be that it depends on the person's age. While that answer would not be wrong, the truth is that the answer lies much deeper. Adult vs. Child Entry Point Adults often seek out help for themselves. Meanwhile, children are [...]

The Differences Between Adult & Child Psychiatry2022-10-11T13:30:51-05:00

About Self-Harm


Self-harm can be defined as any attempt to bring harm to oneself on purpose. Usually, the goal is not suicide but the release of painful emotions. While the media often shows a teenager cutting on themselves, it can also include scratching, burning, hitting themselves, pulling out hair or picking at wounds. Who Participates in Self-harming [...]

About Self-Harm2022-06-30T10:25:40-05:00

Warning Signs of Mental Illness in Children


  Being a parent is a hard job. You may wonder if the signs you are seeing in your child are just a normal phase or a sign of a mental health condition. It is far better to discuss any signs troubling you with a health care professional than to ignore them. There are many signs [...]

Warning Signs of Mental Illness in Children2022-06-13T13:48:59-05:00

Helping Children With Their Anxiety


  If your child is anxious, then there are several things that you can do to help them. Many childhood fears are a part of the maturing process. For example, young children may have stranger anxiety while older children may be afraid of imaginary things, like monsters under the bed. Studies show that one of [...]

Helping Children With Their Anxiety2022-06-06T17:14:01-05:00

For Teens: Characteristics of Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships


  If you are a teen, you may feel a lot of pressure to be in a romantic relationship. While many experience this pressure, the reality is that only 35% of teens have ever had a romantic relationship, and only 10% are currently in one. Whether you are in a current relationship or want to [...]

For Teens: Characteristics of Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships2022-04-05T12:28:15-05:00

National Play Outside Day- The First Saturday of Every Month!


Founded in 2011, National Play Outside Day is a conscious reminder to put time aside on the first Saturday of each month (at the very least, of course) and head outside and enjoy the great outdoors. This is a great encouragement to work towards healthy habits for both mind and body. Learn more about National [...]

National Play Outside Day- The First Saturday of Every Month!2022-01-05T15:54:28-06:00

How To Help Children with Separation Anxiety


  As much as children and parents struggled to adjust to homeschooling when the COVID pandemic started, your children may experience separation anxiety as they head back to school. You can take some simple steps that may help ease the anxiety that your child feels if they face COVID-related separation anxiety. Prepare for Separation Anxiety [...]

How To Help Children with Separation Anxiety2021-10-18T17:31:43-05:00