5 Common Myths about Child Mental Illness that Could Keep Parents from Seeking Help

5 Common Myths about Child Mental Illness that Could Keep Parents from Seeking Help

Due to feelings of shame or misunderstandings about mental illness, some parents fear taking their child in to be diagnosed or “labeled.”
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Marijuana and ADHD – A Serious Combination of Risks

Marijuana and ADHD – A Serious Combination of Risks

Since ADHD is one of the most common mental health disorders in young people, and marijuana is one of the most commonly used illegal substances, it’s no surprise there is cross-over between the two.
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Does My Child Have Bipolar Disorder?

Does My Child Have Bipolar Disorder?

Unfortunately, because bipolar disorder is often misunderstood as someone being occasionally moody, recognizing the signs of clinical bipolar disorder in your child can be hard to spot.
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How Military Parents Miss the Warning Signs of Mental Illness in their Kids

How Military Parents Miss the Warning Signs of Mental Illness in their Kids“I can’t believe I didn’t see this sooner.”It’s an agonizing…
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More than Their Labels: How to talk to your child about their diagnosis

Let’s face it: Labels are useful. For consumers, labels can point us to a trusted brand, or give us important information about how to care for a new article of clothing,…
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How Trauma Affects Kids in Schools

How Trauma Affects Kids in Schools

Turn on the news or check your phone updates and it seems like we are being inundated with the news of traumatic events around the world, in our hometowns, and in our…
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After a Suicide Attempt: How to Support the Child and the Family

After a Suicide Attempt: How to Support the Child and the Family

Your child is no longer actively suicidal and has been discharged from their inpatient stay. There are several things you can do to help your child's recovery continue after the initial crisis has subsided.
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Mental Health Days -- What to do when your child just won't go to school

For many parents, the middle of August is the most wonderful time of the year. After hearing a thousand iterations of “I’m bored!” and waging a positional (often losing)…
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