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mental Illness and your college-bound child

Posted by Michele Brown on Jun 20, 2017 3:01:23 PM

Going away to college – it’s a rite of passage for many and a time of huge personal growth and change. But for young adults dealing with mental health problems, it represents a whole new set of challenges.

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Topics: Children's Mental Health, Back to school, Parenting

strength amid the stress: nurturing yourself and your spouse

Posted by Mike Hannan on Jun 14, 2017 9:20:33 AM

Marriage isn’t easy even under the best of circumstances. A marriage enduring the stress of caring for an ill family member is perhaps one of life’s more difficult challenges. When you have a child experiencing mental illness, it is normal for priorities to shift, and parents’ time and energy to be more focused on that child and doing everything possible to ensure the child gets the help he or she needs. Unfortunately for some couples, this means their marriage can get lost in the shuffle, and the relationship weakens or worse, falls apart.

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Topics: Children's Mental Health, Parenting

how to afford mental health treatment

Posted by Michele Brown on Jun 7, 2017 1:10:50 PM

Navigating the sometimes-complicated pathways to get to the right care for a child experiencing mental health issues can be frustrating. Once you do find the care your child needs, the inevitable next question is about costs and affordability. How does the average family afford the care their child needs? 

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Topics: Children's Mental Health