10 Posts Tagged "Stigma"



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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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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After a Suicide Attempt: How to Support the Child and the Family

After a Suicide Attempt: How to Support the Child and the Family

Your child is no longer actively suicidal and has been discharged from their inpatient stay. There are several things you can do to help your child's recovery continue after the initial crisis has subsided.
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Helping Refugee Children with their Mental Health Needs

With the recent heart-wrenching images of migrant children in the news, there is an increased awareness of the unique mental health needs of migrant and refugee children.…
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You’re Not Alone: Finding a Support System when Your Child Struggles with Mental Illness

When children are sick with physical illnesses like cancer, the entire community rallies around the family. Friends bring casseroles, offer to watch the child’s siblings…
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Nobody’s Perfect: Trusting yourself—and forgiving yourself—can be critical when parenting a child with mental illness

I’m a recovering perfectionist. In my writing, I’m always looking for a better way to phrase things (I’ve revised this sentence four times). As a teacher, I’m always…
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the worth of one: teaching our children to value their worth is vital to their mental health

I’ll never forget the day that my then four-year-old son Eric told me he just wanted to be a zero. “It hurts too much, Mom,” he said, referring to the anguish of sensory…
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13 ways to talk to your kids about 13 reasons why

If you are parenting an adolescent or teenager, you’ve heard of the Netflix Original Series 13 Reasons Why.…
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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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Mother turned filmmaker shares the fight for her child in “No Letting Go”

Parental intuition is a powerful force; one that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Imagine if you instinctively knew something was wrong with your child, but everywhere you…
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