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A Call to Caregivers of LGBTQ+(IA) Children and Adolescents

A Call to Caregivers of LGBTQ+(IA) Children and Adolescents

Amidst the social injustices that are becoming more exposed and rightfully addressed, it is important to deal with the ongoing need of those who are exploring and questioning their sexual and gender identities.
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How to Talk to Kids About Race and Racism

How to Talk to Kids About Race and Racism

The deaths of Amaud Aubrey, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd (among many others) have placed a spotlight on racism globally. As a result, you may be wondering how to discuss race and inequality with your kids. Here are tips from professionals at Clarity Child Guidance Center.
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What Parents Need to Know About the Opioid Crisis

What Parents Need to Know About the Opioid Crisis

As parents, it’s critical we educate ourselves on the opioid crisis and risk factors so that we can have honest conversations with our children to protect them from this risk.
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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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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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risky business - when your child’s behaviors and habits might be unhealthy

risky business - when your child’s behaviors and habits might be unhealthy

Recognizing these risky behaviors can help identify a problem before it becomes more difficult to treat, and before any long-term or permanent damage has been done.
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seasonal affective disorder and the winter blues

seasonal affective disorder and the winter blues

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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Back-to-School, Back-to-Mental Health Concerns?

Back-to-School, Back-to-Mental Health Concerns?

It's critical to determine if what our children are experiencing is part of the normal range of back-to-school nerves, or indicative of a larger mental health problem.
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Learning about back to school and mental health

Learning about back to school and mental health

Children may already be exhibiting symptoms of mental illness before entering school, but the stress, anxiety, and relational challenges schools create may contribute to or intensify those symptoms.
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Tis the season to be...

Tis the season to be...

While others enjoy the fun and festivities, a child struggling with depression or anxiety can feel conflicted and stressed during the holidays.
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