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How COVID affects student mental health — and you can help

How COVID affects student mental health — and you can help

Being aware of some of the changes you are likely to see in your students is an important step in helping them adjust comfortably to this new normal.
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Finding the One in a Sea of Zoom Faces: How Can Online Educators Identify Students Who May Have Mental Health Concerns?

Finding the One in a Sea of Zoom Faces: How Can Online Educators Identify Students Who May Have Mental Health Concerns?

In the physical classroom, teachers can see the signs that a student may be struggling with a mental health condition. But how can we identify students who are struggling in our online classrooms?
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How families can deal with what they can’t control: lessons learned from COVID-19

How families can deal with what they can’t control: lessons learned from COVID-19

​COVID-19 was dramatic in many ways, including the frequent, unexpected changes we couldn’t control. More than ever, families experienced a feeling of helplessness.
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What parents and students experiences during COVID-19: hardships and hidden blessings

What parents and students experiences during COVID-19: hardships and hidden blessings

What has COVID-19 been like for parents of school-age kids? We asked Kim Sayers, MA, LPC-S, Clinical Project Director at Communities in Schools - San Antonio (CIS-SA).
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Questioning in Quarantine: How Can LGBTQ+ Kids Stay Safe During The COVID-19 Pandemic?

Questioning in Quarantine: How Can LGBTQ+ Kids Stay Safe During The COVID-19 Pandemic?

With a global pandemic preventing us from getting within 6 feet of anyone outside our household and the lethal consequences of unaddressed racism understandably taking center stage for many advocates, the LGBTQ+ community hasn’t been able to recharge our collective emotional batteries during Pride Month.
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Social Isolation in Children at Home or at School: What You Can Do to Help

Social Isolation in Children at Home or at School: What You Can Do to Help

Intense emotions lead to an urge to protect oneself and pull away. When a child is in “protection mode,” it becomes more difficult to be in “connection mode” and continue engaging with other people.
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COVID-19, youth and social media: is it time for a reset?

COVID-19, youth and social media: is it time for a reset?

With COVID-19 and the self-quarantine imposed on families, our lives and habits are being turned upside down and it's an opportunity to rethink the place of screen time and social media activities in our kids’ lives.
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Self-Care and Setting Boundaries for Teachers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Self-Care and Setting Boundaries for Teachers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

If you are finding yourself struggling to cope, you’re not alone. These are challenging times for teachers. The key to thriving rather than just surviving is to make self-care a priority. Here are a few tips for practicing self-care during this unprecedented time.
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How to Talk With Your Students About COVID-19

How to Talk With Your Students About COVID-19

I’ve already had more than a few hard conversations about the novel coronavirus and how it is impacting my students’ lives. How can we reassure our students during this crisis? And what signs should we look for to make sure that they are safe?
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How to Talk With Children About COVID-19

How to Talk With Children About COVID-19

You may be tempted to avoid talking to your kids about the coronavirus because they are “too young to understand.” However, there are ways you can talk with your children about almost any difficult subject, including COVID-19.
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Rethinking Your Child’s Schedule and New Home Routine

Rethinking Your Child’s Schedule and New Home Routine

Here are a few simple steps you and your family can take to rethink your child’s schedule, establish a new home routine and minimize impact on your productivity.
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Essential advice about family life during COVID-19 from psychologists

Essential advice about family life during COVID-19 from psychologists

Your inbox is likely filled with too much COVID-19 advice to absorb, so we narrowed things down to 10 key points from various expert resources, including an excellent webinar recorded by My OCD Care.
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How my neighbor's family is responding to COVID-19

How my neighbor's family is responding to COVID-19

Despite all the opportunities to be selfish, COVID-19 is uncovering a deep caring for those around us. Across the planet, everyone is working together to resolve this crisis and, next door to me, a family is keeping an eye out for their neighbors.
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How the COVID-19 Crisis May Impact Children With Severe Mental Health Conditions & What To Do

How the COVID-19 Crisis May Impact Children With Severe Mental Health Conditions & What To Do

If you’re parenting a child with a serious mental health condition, the sudden social distancing made necessary by the COVID-19 virus will likely bring a whole new level of stress to you and your child.
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Adjusting From Classroom to Online Teaching: Tips From a Teacher Experienced in Both

Adjusting From Classroom to Online Teaching: Tips From a Teacher Experienced in Both

With intentional planning and deliberate outreach, an online class can provide a robust learning environment for your students — and your class can also help them to cope with the inevitable stress of sudden change in all areas of their lives.
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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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Texas legislates for change in kids’ mental health

The 85th Legislative Session in Texas was busy when it came to mental health. This was a result of a
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turn your manicure into #Maynicures

During the month of May – Mental Health Awareness Month – those in the know turn their manicures into Maynicures. What’s the difference? A Maynicure features four…
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blogging for hope: why children's mental health matters

As someone who is concerned about children’s mental health, you know that good and timely information is critical for parents when it comes to their child’s future and…
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Pathways to Hope: The Intersection of Faith & Mental Health

Our faith leaders - pastors, priests and rabbis - are in a unique position to be the first line of defense when confronting mental illness. Speaking at the recent
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Pathways to Hope: Local preacher helps normalize mental health issues.

There are people in our lives and communities that we assume always have it together, all of the time. From the impeccable PTA volunteers at our children’s…
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Mother turned filmmaker shares the fight for her child in “No Letting Go”

Parental intuition is a powerful force; one that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Imagine if you instinctively knew something was wrong with your child, but everywhere you…
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Strong Minds and Happy Hearts

As parents of tweens and teens, we must have so many challenging conversations with our children. We talk to them about the dangers of smoking, alcohol and drugs. We speak…
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Pinwheels for Change

To recognize Mental Health Awareness Month, One in Five Minds is introducing Pinwheels for Change. The colorful and vibrant pinwheels are no ordinary pinwheels,…
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"Don't Talk About My Child That Way!"

The old adage “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me,” is simply not true. Words are powerful. Use the right ones and you can make a great…
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Mental Illness and The Movies

If you’re asked to name a movie character with a mental illness, what example pops into your mind?Whoever you pick, chances are the character isn’t portrayed in…
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Are School Counselors Outnumbered?

.When people bring up the subject of public schools, the most often discussed topics revolve around academic standardization, teacher accountability and…
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The light at the end of the tunnel

Over the last few months, we’ve brought to light the lack of emergency psychiatric care options for children in Bexar County. (Please see
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Stop the stigma

People living with mental illness often say the stigma and discrimination associated with their illness can be worse than the mental illness itself.So what…
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That time poetry killed the suicide plan

A recent headline caught our attention: “How a…
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Join the conversation on mental health in your neighborhood Aug. 11

One in Five Minds is hosting a series of Community Conversations on Children’s Mental Health throughout San Antonio. The first one will be held August 11 at…
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Senator Creigh Deeds: The urgency of now

Virginia State Senator Creigh Deeds was the keynote luncheon speaker at Claritycon2015 in San Antonio, Texas on June 18, 2015.Virginia State Senator…
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Steps San Antonio is taking to improve children’s mental health

The sad part of society, according to Judge Nelson Wolff, is that we make things worse for people with mental illness.Wolff was one of the featured speakers during…
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Current state of mental health services in San Antonio

Clarity Child Guidance Center, sponsor of the advocacy campaign One in Five Minds, held a press conference May 6, 2015, during National Children’s Mental Health…
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Be the wind that makes Pinwheels for Hope turn

“I am not giving up. I am not throwing in the towel. And I am going to continuously share my family’s story!” said Justice Luz Elena Chapa.Chapa was one of the…
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Recognizing Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and One in Five Minds is raising awareness of the important role mental health…
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Research reveal, Part II - Professionals

Our article from April 6 shared compelling information from a recent survey that…
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Research reveal, Part I - Parent's focus

With nearly 130 years of service to the community, Clarity Child Guidance Center has gained a considerable understanding of children’s mental health.  We also understand…
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Why are we afraid to talk about mental illness? – guest blog post

A couple of weeks ago a woman I have not spoken to in thirty years contacted me to ask for my…
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Language matters: helping kids by the way we speak – guest blog post

Growing up, I saw firsthand what labeling a child can do. In elementary school, my brother was…
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Where did all the mental healthcare facilities go?

Teresa was a lively child. She liked to play with her dolls and make up adventurous stories to…
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Mental health, the global economy, and Dr. Seuss

It is fun to have fun but you have to know how. - Dr. SeussIs there any sound…
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Would you wait to treat a broken arm?

If you’re reading this, odds are you have a child in your life that you love deeply. You may be…
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San Antonio Police Department Mental Health Crisis Team

Shortly after 911, Officer William Kasberg’s department was called to a week-long class about…
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One in Five Minds presents Claritycon2015 luncheon speaker Creigh Deeds

One in Five Minds is pleased to present the luncheon speaker for Claritycon2015 –…
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Take mental health out of the shadows—talk about it

“As a community, we would never allow a child with a broken arm to go untreated, or wait three…
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An award to remember a devoted advocate

Kathy Cunningham passed away in November 2013. She was a registered nurse, certified addictions…
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Be an advocate for children's mental health—order your One in Five Minds t-shirt today!

Our new One in Five Minds t-shirt is an attractive way to show your support for children's mental health! This unisex shirt is made of 100% cotton and available…
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The scary truth

What’s the scariest part about Halloween? It continues to stigmatize people struggling with…
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We found the casseroles!

We found the casseroles!

An enthusiastic crowd of attendees left the TEDxSanAntonio Children’s Mental Health Salon - Where are the Casseroles?, equipped with reminders, resources, and recipes to assist families and children struggling with mental illness.
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Children's mental health: Where are the casseroles?

Children's mental health: Where are the casseroles?

We’re excited to collaborate with TEDxSanAntonio on a unique children's mental health event this fall. It's called the TEDxSanAntonio Salon on Children's Mental Health - Where Are The Casseroles?
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Picture yourself raising awareness

If you’re like most people, you have the desire to help, but often don’t know where to begin.…
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What needs to change?

Each day, thousands of young people contending with a mental illness wake up and go quietly…
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The healing power of a story

We like to tell stories. Long before technology streamlined our communication to texts, posts,…
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It's time to tell our stories

“Share your story” was one of the themes of the morning as we celebrated the one year anniversary…
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YOU make a difference

A campaign like One in Five Minds is introduced to create awareness and encourage…
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Did We Get It All Wrong?

Did We Get It All Wrong?

In this TEDxSanAntonio Children's Mental Health Salon talk, Dr. Polanco shares how not seeing the clinical background first, helped her to first see another side of this beautiful little girl.
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What's your story?

On October 14, One in Five Minds hosted “A Conversation with Liza Long.” Liza is an…
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One in Five Minds presents: A conversation with Liza Long

On a cool October evening, nearly 200 people gathered to hear a parent’s perspective on raising…
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On movies, mental health and Roger Ebert

Popular film critic Roger Ebert died in April after a long struggle with cancer. He was 70…
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Words with Friends

Words With Friends is one of the more popular game apps. This post is about a different…
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One special day!

On March 28, the San Antonio community took One giant leap toward increasing access to mental health treatment for kids and their families with the launch of…
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One very good reason

Why One In Five Minds? If you’ve reviewed the One In Five Minds website,…
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One in Five Minds launch...

The special launch event for One in Five Minds took place on Thursday, March 28, 2013,…
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