Parenting

How To Help Children with Separation Anxiety

2021-10-18T17:31:43-05:00

  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

School During The Pandemic: Mental Health Impacts On Students

2021-09-28T13:22:14-05:00

UNESCO says that the COVID pandemic has affected over 1.5 million students in 188 countries worldwide. In a recent study by YoungMinds, 83% of students already identified as depressed said that their symptoms worsened because they could no longer access the help they typically received at school. Since COVID has created a scenario that no [...]

School During The Pandemic: Mental Health Impacts On Students2021-09-28T13:22:14-05:00

Identifying Depression in Adolescents

2021-09-20T10:38:31-05:00

Finding Out if a Teenager is Depressed As a parent, healthcare worker, or teacher, you will want to know when and if an adolescent is depressed. Finding out the mental state of a teenager will allow you to ensure that their mental health and well-being are restored. It will also allow you to prevent a [...]

Identifying Depression in Adolescents2021-09-20T10:38:31-05:00

Helping Young People Cope with Trauma

2021-04-19T10:19:50-05:00

When youth and adolescents experience trauma, how can parents, emergency service workers, and rescue providers, along with the larger community help them start to recover and ultimately overcome the traumatic experience? Whether it be suffering through a natural disaster, being a victim or witness to violence, or perhaps a tragic accident, be it large scale [...]

Helping Young People Cope with Trauma2021-04-19T10:19:50-05:00

May 5th is World Maternal Mental Health Day

2021-04-09T14:39:26-05:00

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 [...]

May 5th is World Maternal Mental Health Day2021-04-09T14:39:26-05:00

Support for Caregiver Stress

2021-07-26T11:34:29-05:00

If you are a caregiver or parent taking care of a loved one suffering from a mental or physical illness, or a caregiver of an aging parent, it is inevitable that you will feel overwhelmed, exhausted, angry, sad, or frustrated, or perhaps a combination of all of these at times. This is quite natural, and [...]

Support for Caregiver Stress2021-07-26T11:34:29-05:00

Teens & Sleep- Not Getting Enough Sleep Can Be Especially Detrimental To Teen Mental Wellness

2021-03-12T17:28:05-06:00

While it’s no surprise that getting enough sleep is important for everyone, teenagers who are not getting enough sleep can be especially putting their mental health at risk. Research has shown that the physical, mental, emotional, and social changes and challenges that accompany teenage development are depended upon length and quality of sleep for wellness. [...]

Teens & Sleep- Not Getting Enough Sleep Can Be Especially Detrimental To Teen Mental Wellness2021-03-12T17:28:05-06:00

Working Together to Give Our Youth A Promise for Tomorrow

2021-02-05T15:29:38-06:00

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 [...]

Working Together to Give Our Youth A Promise for Tomorrow2021-02-05T15:29:38-06:00

Your Children’s Screen Time Can Affect Their Brain Development

2020-12-18T15:53:02-06:00

Your Children’s Screen Time Can Affect Their Brain Development As you frantically run around trying to get last-minute winter holiday preparations done, you may feel the temptation to hand your toddler a device with a screen to keep them busy. Alternatively, you may sit them down in front of the television while you are busy. [...]

Your Children’s Screen Time Can Affect Their Brain Development2020-12-18T15:53:02-06:00

School Interactions: Issues for Children with Mental Health Challenges

2020-07-31T19:05:37-05:00

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 [...]

School Interactions: Issues for Children with Mental Health Challenges2020-07-31T19:05:37-05:00
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