10 Posts Tagged "Causes and risks"



How To Talk With Your Child About Suicide After The Death Of A Peer

How To Talk With Your Child About Suicide After The Death Of A Peer

In 2017, the controversial Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” created a social media firestorm with its depiction of a tragic teen suicide by 17-year-old Hannah and the aftermath at the girl’s high school. Many mental-health advocates decried the show’s portrayal of suicide as irresponsible if not downright dangerous. In the month after the show first aired, there was a 28.9% increase in teen deaths by suicide, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.
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A Parent’s Guide to Battling Teen Suicide

A Parent’s Guide to Battling Teen Suicide

Suicide is the second-leading cause of death between ages 10 and 34, according to the National Institute for Mental Health.
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Does My Child Have an Eating Disorder?

Does My Child Have an Eating Disorder?

Anorexia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and bulimia nervosa often begin around age 12 or 13, and they have one of the highest mortality rates among mental illnesses.
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Understanding the Mental Health Risks for Children in Foster Care

Understanding the Mental Health Risks for Children in Foster Care

Unstable family relationships, changing environments, and exposure to trauma all contribute to the increased risk of mental illness for kids in foster care.
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How to Prepare for Your Child Turning 18

Turning 18 is a significant milestone for children and parents alike. It’s a rite of passage that children look forward to, as they think "Finally, I can make decisions on…
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How does poverty impact mental illness?

How does poverty impact mental illness?

Not only do children who live in poverty struggle to have their basic needs met but they are also at risk for higher levels of mental illness.
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What Is a Good Post-Treatment Plan?

As a psychotherapist, I’ve seen what it like is to be a concerned parent of a child with a mental illness diagnosis. I’ve heard their stories as they sit in my office and…
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Is it Anxiety, ADHD, or Both?

Is it Anxiety, ADHD, or Both?

Since some of the diagnostic criteria for ADHD and anxiety can seem similar, the differences between the two diagnoses can be very confusing!
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7 Free Screening Tools for Children's Mental Health Concerns

7 Free Screening Tools for Children's Mental Health Concerns

You’ve noticed some changes in your child or teen and you’re wondering if something more is going on than them just having a rough day. Perhaps their teacher or coach has…
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5 Signs Your Teen Might Be Depressed

5 Signs Your Teen Might Be Depressed

When your happy-go-lucky child turns into an irritable, secretive, and moody teenager, how do you know whether they are exhibiting typical teen behavior or something more serious like depression?
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