10 Posts Tagged "Parenting kids with mental illness"



How To Talk With Your Child About Suicide After The Death Of A Peer

How To Talk With Your Child About Suicide After The Death Of A Peer

In 2017, the controversial Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” created a social media firestorm with its depiction of a tragic teen suicide by 17-year-old Hannah and the aftermath at the girl’s high school. Many mental-health advocates decried the show’s portrayal of suicide as irresponsible if not downright dangerous. In the month after the show first aired, there was a 28.9% increase in teen deaths by suicide, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.
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How to Talk to Your Teen About Attending Therapy

How to Talk to Your Teen About Attending Therapy

When teens feel forced into going to therapy, their motivation to change is low, so engaging with your teenager before the appointment and involving them in the process is highly recommended.
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What Does A Mental Health Diagnosis Mean For You And Your Child? This 4-Step Process Can Help You Adjust

What Does A Mental Health Diagnosis Mean For You And Your Child? This 4-Step Process Can Help You Adjust

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…
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A Parent’s Guide To Early Intervention For Psychosis In Children

A Parent’s Guide To Early Intervention For Psychosis In Children

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Did they used to be organized, outgoing, and actively involved in class and social activities but have recently become withdrawn and disorganized?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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Types Of Therapy Available For Your Child

Types Of Therapy Available For Your Child

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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Help Your Child Conquer ADHD In The Classroom

Help Your Child Conquer ADHD In The Classroom

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most commonly diagnosed mental disorders in children. About 10% of children ages 4 to 17 suffer from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), according to data collected from 2015 to 2016 by the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). Children diagnosed with ADHD often perform poorly in school as they struggle to control their hyperactivity and/or impulsivity. This significantly impacts their ability to learn effectively.
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Understanding Secondary Trauma Stress – A Guide for Families

Understanding Secondary Trauma Stress – A Guide for Families

When a child is injured or traumatized in some way, it’s not unusual for the parents to also experience some emotional impact from the trauma. This is called secondary traumatic stress (STS).
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School’s Out – Structure the Summer for Fall Success

The school year is coming to a close and your kids can’t wait for summer. They’re looking forward to staying up late, sleeping in, playing outside and going to the pool.…
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5 Habits for a More Mindful, Healthy Approach to Life

As a teacher and a parent of four children, one of whom has bipolar disorder, some days I find myself staring at my computer screen, my mind frozen. What was I doing?…
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A Parent’s Guide to Battling Teen Suicide

A Parent’s Guide to Battling Teen Suicide

Suicide is the second-leading cause of death between ages 10 and 34, according to the National Institute for Mental Health.
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