23 Posts by: "Mike Hannan"



Helping Your Teen Care About Mental Wellness

Helping Your Teen Care About Mental Wellness

Sometimes, getting a teenager to do something that’s good for them may seem next to impossible. However, teens need their parent's guidance and support to make mental health a priority.
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when anxiety doesn't look like anxiety

when anxiety doesn't look like anxiety

Anxious children react to their environment in a variety of ways - some of which parents may find surprising! Often, a child diagnosed with an anxiety disorder will behave like an angry, sad or disruptive child.
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the undue pressure of being picture-perfect

the undue pressure of being picture-perfect

While society’s idea of family may include myriad combinations of gender, age, race, background, and socio-economic status, we remain fixated on attaining perfection. And in large part, we do that to ourselves through social media.
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burnout: it’s not just for adults

burnout: it’s not just for adults

When experiencing stress at unhealthy levels, students can begin feeling sick, leading to missed school days that make them fall behind on coursework, causing more stress!
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5 ways to reduce the anxiety of the holidays

5 ways to reduce the anxiety of the holidays

Amid the swirls of lights, color, sounds, laughter, parties, gifts and special events, the comfort of routines can get lost during the holidays and the increased stimulus can put everyone on edge.
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the best way to cheer for your child

the best way to cheer for your child

Support comes in all shapes and sizes, and this advice applies to more than just sports. Your child needs your healthy support in every activity, from soccer to competitive rock, paper, scissors.
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when it comes to mental health, lead by example

when it comes to mental health, lead by example

Adolescence is hard – some might argue more so than adulthood – so if taking a mental health day benefits an adult, why wouldn’t it also benefit a child?
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Welcome to (Grand)Parenthood

Welcome to (Grand)Parenthood

Regardless of how grandparents find themselves parenting again, the same challenges of raising kids they once faced still exist — and new challenges have been layered on top.
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children’s mental health and the juvenile justice system

children’s mental health and the juvenile justice system

Between 30 and 50% of kids in the juvenile justice system experience mental illness. Family involvement is the single best asset these kids can have.
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finding the help you need in your child’s school

For any child with mental health needs, school can be a challenging and frustrating place. And schools can't help if they don’t understand the extent of your child’s…
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at the intersection of faith and mental health

For many of us, our spiritual leaders are a natural first place to turn in times of mental health challenges. They know us and our families, they are often a comforting…
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building mental health resiliency in the summer months

building mental health resiliency in the summer months

Building resiliency in kids with mental health challenges is a year-round process, but the summer months can prove to be especially challenging.
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strength amid the stress: nurturing yourself and your spouse

strength amid the stress: nurturing yourself and your spouse

As important as it is to ensure your child gets the care he or she needs, it is also important that your spouse and your relationship get the attention both need in order to thrive.
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5 ways to keep your teen healthy and happy this summer

5 ways to keep your teen healthy and happy this summer

Let’s talk about some ways to keep the summer fun and easy, while making sure your kids get what they need to stay healthy, busy and happy.
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Helping Your Child Cope with a Military Deployment

Helping Your Child Cope with a Military Deployment

A parent’s deployment can bring up a lot of stress for families. In a two-parent household, deployment means a change to a single-parent structure, with all the economic and social pressure that comes with that.
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Where to Start When Your Child Needs Mental Health Care

Where to Start When Your Child Needs Mental Health Care

Where can you go for help if your child who shows signs that he or she may be experiencing a mental illness? Beth Confer, Licensed Professional Council with Clarity Child Guidance Center in San Antonio, offers some answers.
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mental illness: know the facts, dispel the myths

mental illness: know the facts, dispel the myths

These are the most common myths about children's mental illness that we encounter, and the facts that disprove them.
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Do You Know The Warning Signs Of Drug Use/Abuse?

Recognizing the warning signs of drug use/abuse in youth isn’t easy. Recognizing those warning signs in our own children is even harder in part…
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is the emergency room the best choice for your child’s mental illness crisis?

is the emergency room the best choice for your child’s mental illness crisis?

When your child needs physical care as well as mental, an emergency room is clearly the best option. However, mental health patients face two major hurdles when they use the ER for treatment during a crisis.
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5 strategies for standardized testing survival

Standardized testing for many families is the toughest time of the school year. The pressure to perform ripples through classrooms across the country. In Texas, that…
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what causes children's mental illness?

what causes children's mental illness?

The causes of mental illness are hot topics for research and understanding by medical doctors, psychologists and therapists alike.
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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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children's mental illness: how do you know the signs?

children's mental illness: how do you know the signs?

A mental illness is a condition that affects a person's thinking, feeling or mood. Such conditions may affect someone's ability to relate to others and function each day.
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