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what to expect at your child’s first appointment with the psychiatrist

Posted by Michele Brown on May 24, 2017 4:13:52 PM

Remember the feelings you had as a child when you had to go to a doctor appointment or visit the dentist? It may have been scary, confusing, and – even if you knew and liked the doctor – pretty unsettling. For children and their parents visiting a psychiatrist for the first time, some of these same feelings can occur. Of course, it’s never really as bad as we imagine as kids, and the same is true now with mental health treatment. Let’s talk about what you can expect at your child’s first visit with the psychiatrist, and how you can help ease the stress for both of you.

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Topics: Children's Mental Health

Helping Your Child Cope with a Military Deployment

Posted by Mike Hannan on May 23, 2017 8:11:21 AM

In military families, deployment is a fact of life. Since 2001, more than 2 million children in the U.S. have had a parent deployed at least once. Close to half of those have experienced deployments of one or even both parents multiple times.[i]

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Topics: Anxiety

How to Help an Anxious Child

Posted by Michele Brown on May 22, 2017 1:52:51 PM

As parents, we naturally want our kids to live full, happy and successful lives. Yet all children struggle with anxiety at some point. When it hits your child, it can be hard to know when and how to step in.

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Topics: Anxiety