Upfront Communication Can Help Ease the Fears of Military Children

 With the overabundance of media outlets today, many adults have difficulty discerning the line between reality and fantasy, so it should come as no surprise…
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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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Helping Refugee Children with their Mental Health Needs

With the recent heart-wrenching images of migrant children in the news, there is an increased awareness of the unique mental health needs of migrant and refugee children.…
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A Strong Support System Reaps Big Rewards for Military Kids

Long before the African proverb “It takes a village to raise a child” found its way into American culture, military parents knew that raising their children in a safe and…
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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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You’re Not Alone: Finding a Support System when Your Child Struggles with Mental Illness

When children are sick with physical illnesses like cancer, the entire community rallies around the family. Friends bring casseroles, offer to watch the child’s siblings…
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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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Navigating Summer Plans for a Child with Mental Illness: Pools, Popsicles, and Paying for Special Needs Care

My youngest daughter turns 13 in a few weeks. For the first summer in ten years of balancing work and motherhood, I don’t have to worry about the one expense that rivaled…
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