On Wednesday, May 5th, 2021 the fifth World Maternal Mental Health Day will be observed. This day is meant to raise awareness that any mother or mother-to-be can suffer from perinatal anxiety and mood disorders that can happen at any time during pregnancy, and up through the first 12 months after giving childbirth, and that [...]
Did You Know? For middle and high school age youth (ages 12-18), suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death. (2016 CDC WISQARS) For college-age youth (ages 18-22), is the 2nd leading cause of death as well. (2016 CDC WISQARS) Over-all, suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for youth and young adults ages [...]
Children who face challenges with their mental health often struggle with learning in school, as well as navigating the social and interpersonal interactions that take place in a traditional learning environment. Studies have shown that 1 in 10 youth has a mental health issue severe enough to negatively affect or impair their ability to function at school, home, and within their communities. And, 1 [...]
COVID-19 has changed the ways we go about our lives. While adults navigate managing their “new normal” while waiting to see what this means on a seemingly ever-changing basis, children can feel especially vulnerable during this time, as communities mull their return to school. Returning to school can cause many children anxiety even during normal [...]
Download a Free Helpsheet provided by SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) about Talking to Your Kids About Alcohol and Other Drugs.
Ideas for Balancing Productive Work and Family Life at Home The New Productivity Adjusting to working at home during the Stay at Home Order as we battle COVID-19 has presented many challenges for parents to balance home and work life, especially during working hours. Here are some ideas to consider trying so that [...]
Personalized, Caring Attention for Children & Adolescents American Behavioral Clinics is an outpatient therapy treatment facility dedicated to effectively treating people with mental health challenges by reducing suffering, behavioral issues and the impact of psychological trauma. We do this by providing psychiatric services, counseling, and group therapy that [...]
Download this useful fact sheet provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to help guide you with strategies for helping children manage their stress during an infectious disease outbreak. This useful sheet describes possible reactions youth may have and the support you can provide to help them. Download The Guide Here.
Smart Strategies to Make Stepfamilies Work Researchers estimate that nearly 50 percent of all first marriages end in divorce. This high rate has led to a boom in the number of stepfamilies. But their success rate doesn't appear any better - roughly 60 percent of second marriages end in divorce. Therapists who work with stepfamilies [...]