How to Talk to Your Teen About Attending Therapy

Posted by Venée M. Hummel, LCSW on Jan 15, 2020 10:26:50 AM

You have identified that your teen can benefit from professional mental healthcare, and you’ve already scheduled the first appointment with a mental health professional. These are important first steps to have behind you. And as you now await that initial appointment, if you have not already done so, talking with your teen about attending therapy is very important.

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Topics: Children's Mental Health, Parenting Kids With Mental Illness, Getting Treatment

What Does a Mental Health Diagnosis Mean for You and Your Child? This 4-Step Process Can Help You Adjust

Posted by Venée M. Hummel, LCSW on Dec 19, 2019 5:09:51 PM

Following a mental health diagnosis for your child, you may feel concerned, uncertain, and even fearful. On one hand, you finally have some answers. On the other hand, it opens up a world of new questions and emotions.

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Topics: Getting Support, Parenting Kids With Mental Illness, Military Families, Getting Treatment

5 Ways to Take Care of YOU During the Holidays

Posted by Julia Marie Hogan on Dec 19, 2019 3:54:35 PM

When you look at the calendar and see the holidays quickly approaching, what’s your initial reaction? While we tend to think of the holidays as a season of peace and goodwill toward all, in reality, it’s often a very stressful time, especially for parents.

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Topics: Mental Health Wellness, Self-Care

A Parent’s Guide to Early Intervention for Psychosis in Children

Posted by Julia Marie Hogan on Dec 19, 2019 3:29:44 PM

Has your child been acting differently lately? Did they used to be organized, outgoing, and actively involved in class and social activities but have recently become withdrawn and disorganized? Have they even started sharing strange thoughts and ideas?

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Topics: Children's Mental Health, Parenting Kids With Mental Illness, Is My Child Sick?, Getting Treatment, Drug use

Your Child’s Teacher Can Be a Powerful Advocate in the Classroom

Posted by Liza Long on Nov 26, 2019 1:25:58 PM

Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), anxiety, autism, or another learning disability need support in all aspects of their lives, especially in the classroom. As a parent, you are the most important advocate for your child, but you’re not alone. Your child’s teachers and school administrators can provide valuable, much-needed support.

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Topics: Advocacy, Getting Support, School Issues

Types of Therapy Available for Your Child

Posted by Julia Marie Hogan on Nov 25, 2019 12:33:31 PM

It’s a common misconception that psychotherapy is a one-size-fits-all type of treatment (i.e., everyone undergoes the same kind of therapy). But there are actually many different types of mental-health treatments available to your child, ranging from traditional “talk therapy” to play therapy to many specialized variations of treatment.

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Topics: Children's Mental Health, Parenting Kids With Mental Illness, Getting Treatment

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