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?

What Is a Good Post-Treatment Plan?

Your goal is to help your child learn the skills to manage their mental health diagnosis so treatment will eventually come to an end. Empower your child and your family by talking to your provider about formulating a post-treatment plan.
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Navigating Summer Plans for a Child with Mental Illness: Pools, Popsicles, and Paying for Special Needs Care

Navigating Summer Plans for a Child with Mental Illness: Pools, Popsicles, and Paying for Special Needs Care

While I no longer plan summer daycare for my soon-to-be 13-year-old daughter, there’s no way I would have left my son Eric, who lives with bipolar disorder, home alone at the age of 13. He would not have been safe.
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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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Nobody’s Perfect: Trusting yourself—and forgiving yourself—can be critical when parenting a child with mental illness

Nobody’s Perfect: Trusting yourself—and forgiving yourself—can be critical when parenting a child with mental illness

One of the hardest lessons I’ve had to learn in parenting a child with mental illness is that it’s okay to doubt myself—and even more importantly, it’s also okay to trust myself too.
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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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