What Is a Good Post-Treatment Plan?

Posted by Julia Marie Hogan on Jun 1, 2018 3:41:38 PM

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 tearfully tell me about sleepless nights filled with worry, the stress of going from doctor’s appointment to doctor’s appointment seeking answers, and the struggle of getting their child to comply with treatment.

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Topics: Mental Health Conditions, Getting Support, Parenting Kids With Mental Illness, Causes and Risks, Getting Treatment

Is it Anxiety, ADHD, or Both?

Posted by Julia Marie Hogan on May 3, 2018 1:22:41 PM

Your child has always been very active but lately you’ve started to wonder if there is more to it than them just being a “bundle of energy”.

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Topics: Mental Health Conditions, Parenting Kids With Mental Illness, Causes and Risks

understanding obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

Posted by One in Five Minds on Sep 22, 2017 2:16:05 PM

Imagine waking up in the morning and sitting up in bed, and repeating that action 41 more times.Imagine turning your body to put your feet on the floor 42 times.

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Topics: Mental Health Conditions

the troubling stats on teen suicide among hispanic girls

Posted by Michele Brown on Jul 19, 2017 2:42:27 PM

The devastating statistics on teen suicide are startling, and should be taken seriously by any parent, especially if your child has existing mental health issues. Suicide is, sadly, the second leading cause of death (after traffic fatalities) for teenagers in the U.S., accounting for eight deaths per 100,000 teens.

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Topics: Mental Health Conditions, Parenting Kids With Mental Illness

stress vs. trauma: one is not like the other

Posted by Michele Brown on Apr 12, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Occasional stress is a disruptive but normal part of a child’s life: whether it’s getting ready on time to catch the bus, having a lot of homework, or starting a new school. Children often have a difficult time managing their stress and need some guidance, which, as adults with experience, we can often provide if we take the time. Ideas like outdoor play, reading time, talking about the challenge, and taking some quiet time are all familiar ways we can teach them.

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Topics: Mental Health Conditions, Parenting Kids With Mental Illness

seasonal affective disorder and the winter blues

Posted by Mike Hannan on Jan 24, 2017 1:00:00 PM

As the nights get longer, the days get colder and the sky clouds over for days at a time, many people – including children – find themselves feeling tired, listless, sad and longing for spring on occasion. And that’s normal. For some though, the feelings are relentless and can be debilitating, affecting our health, our work and our home life. When the winter blues become much more, it’s known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and left untreated, could lead to serious complications.

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Topics: Mental Health Conditions

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