Mike Hannan

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strength amid the stress: nurturing yourself and your spouse

Posted by Mike Hannan on Jun 14, 2017 9:20:33 AM

Marriage isn’t easy even under the best of circumstances. A marriage enduring the stress of caring for an ill family member is perhaps one of life’s more difficult challenges. When you have a child experiencing mental illness, it is normal for priorities to shift, and parents’ time and energy to be more focused on that child and doing everything possible to ensure the child gets the help he or she needs. Unfortunately for some couples, this means their marriage can get lost in the shuffle, and the relationship weakens or worse, falls apart.

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Topics: Inspiration, Self-Care

5 ways to keep your teen healthy and happy this summer

Posted by Mike Hannan on May 31, 2017 12:20:06 PM

Summer – it’s that time of year when we loosen the rules and take things a little easier. But all the extra free time and lack of structure can lead to problems for your kids. 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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Topics: Parenting Kids With Mental Illness

Helping Your Child Cope with a Military Deployment

Posted by Mike Hannan on May 23, 2017 8:11:21 AM

In military families, deployment is a fact of life. Since 2001, more than 2 million children in the U.S. have had a parent deployed at least once. Close to half of those have experienced deployments of one or even both parents multiple times.[i]

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Topics: Military Families

Where to Start When Your Child Needs Mental Health Care

Posted by Mike Hannan on May 17, 2017 9:55:39 AM

If your child is showing signs that they might need mental health care, do you know where to go to find help? Parents who see behavioral changes in their child and worry there might be a problem are often not sure what to do next. For example, parents might observe that their child is:

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Topics: Getting Treatment

mental illness: know the facts, dispel the myths

Posted by Mike Hannan on Apr 26, 2017 8:00:00 AM

There is a persistent swirl of myths, inaccuracies, fears and assumptions that surround mental illnesses and their treatment. The origins of these beliefs are vague, but our mission is clear: educate adults and children about mental illness, start conversations, and promote appropriate treatment and care for children experiencing a range of mental, emotional or behavioral disorders. To accomplish this, we work hand-in-hand with parents, caregivers, physicians, therapists and the children themselves. In our work, these are the most common myths we encounter, and the facts that disprove them.

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Topics: Stigma, Is My Child Sick?, Causes and Risks

do you know the warning signs of drug use/abuse?

Posted by Mike Hannan on Apr 5, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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 because as parents, we don’t let ourselves believe that our children could be struggling. Substance abuse is a serious issue nationwide.

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Topics: Parenting Kids With Mental Illness, Is My Child Sick?

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