Mike Hannan

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

Posted by Mike Hannan on Mar 21, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Your child is in crisis. He is exhibiting symptoms of a mental health emergency, and you know he needs treatment right away. We’re fortunate to have wonderful hospitals in Bexar County, including two dedicated to children, and self-standing emergency rooms on almost every corner. But is a local emergency room (ER) your best option? What other options do you have?

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Topics: Getting Treatment

5 strategies for standardized testing survival

Posted by Mike Hannan on Mar 1, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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 pressure comes in the form of the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness, more commonly known as STAAR tests.

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Topics: School Issues

what causes children's mental illness?

Posted by Mike Hannan on Feb 7, 2017 3:00:00 PM

For parents, it is shocking and distressing to witness the changes in one’s child experiencing a mental health crisis. They wonder: is this my child? Where does this come from? What did I do to cause this?

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Topics: Causes and Risks

seasonal affective disorder and the winter blues

Posted by Mike Hannan on Jan 24, 2017 1:00:00 PM

As the nights get longer, the days get colder and the sky clouds over for days at a time, many people – including children – find themselves feeling tired, listless, sad and longing for spring on occasion. And that’s normal. For some though, the feelings are relentless and can be debilitating, affecting our health, our work and our home life. 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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Topics: Mental Health Conditions

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

Posted by Mike Hannan on Jan 9, 2017 1:00:00 PM

One in five children will experience mental illness – that’s 80,000 children in Bexar County alone – but you wouldn’t know it to look at them. Mental illness isn’t something you can see like a broken arm or the measles, and its invisibility can make it difficult to notice, understand and identify. Mental illness is also an all-encompassing term for a variety of conditions with symptoms that can vary from person to person.

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Topics: Is My Child Sick?

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