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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

Where to Start When Your Child Needs Mental Health Care

Posted by Mike Hannan on May 17, 2017 9:55:39 AM

If your child is showing signs that they might need mental health care, do you know where to go to find help? Parents who see behavioral changes in their child and worry there might be a problem are often not sure what to do next. For example, parents might observe that their child is:

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Topics: Children's Mental Health, Mental Illness, Parenting

mental illness: know the facts, dispel the myths

Posted by Mike Hannan on Apr 26, 2017 8:00:00 AM

There is a persistent swirl of myths, inaccuracies, fears and assumptions that surround mental illnesses and their treatment. The origins of these beliefs are vague, but our mission is clear: educate adults and children about mental illness, start conversations, and promote appropriate treatment and care for children experiencing a range of mental, emotional or behavioral disorders. To accomplish this, we work hand-in-hand with parents, caregivers, physicians, therapists and the children themselves. In our work, these are the most common myths we encounter, and the facts that disprove them.

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Topics: Advocacy, Mental Illness