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How to Support a Friend With Mental Health Challenges

By: Katherine Martinelli We rely on our friends for a lot of things, and that definitely includes providing emotional support when things are difficult. So it makes sense that teenagers struggling with mental health challenges would turn to their friends to vent, unload, and ask for backup. But it can be difficult to figure out

By |2018-06-14T12:34:58-08:00June 14th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

4 Ways Teens Can Access Therapy Without Health Insurance

By Danielle Miller, LSCSW The symptoms of mental health conditions can be frightening and overwhelming to anyone, but especially if you’re a teenager. It’s important to know that symptoms can be managed and you can have a full life with mental illness. Recovery is possible. There are a variety of tools and resources available

By |2018-06-07T18:35:21-08:00June 7th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Lack of Mental Healthcare for Children Reaches ‘Crisis’ Level

Written by Penny Williams on June 23, 2015 There is a cavernous gap between the number of children struggling with mental health conditions and the number who actually get help. That’s one of the conclusions of the Children’s Health Report released recently by the Child Mind Institute.  The report states that nearly 50 percent of youth in

By |2018-05-21T15:37:08-08:00May 21st, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |0 Comments

Overcoming cultural barriers to youth mental health access

This article originally appeared on SCOPE. Written by: Amy Jeter Hansen Published on: April 26, 2018 Teens and their parents don’t always see eye to eye when it comes to mental health issues — and the generational gap can be more pronounced for immigrant families. In 2016, Stanford researchers examining youth mental health concerns in

By |2018-04-30T10:26:38-08:00April 30th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

School-based professionals can treat children’s mental health challenges

Broad evidence now supports the potential of school-based services for the treatment of a wide range of child mental health problems. School-based services delivered by teachers and other school-based professionals can help reduce mental health problems in elementary-aged children, reports a study published in the March 2018 issue of the Journal of the American Academy

By |2018-03-16T13:09:02-08:00March 16th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |0 Comments

22 Things You Do as an Adult When You Experienced Emotional Abuse as a Teenager

  By Juliette Virzi The teenage years are often characterized by peer pressure, styles you never thought would come back in fashion and of course — angst. But what we may fail to recognize is that many teens are really hurting. For some, the teenage years are a time marked by emotional abuse. The adults who

By |2018-01-02T13:59:22-08:00December 28th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |0 Comments

Generation at risk: America’s youngest facing mental health crisis

  by KATE SNOW and CYNTHIA MCFADDEN Source: NBC News Alex Crotty was just 11 when things started feeling wrong. It wasn't just a matter of being unhappy. She always felt empty and miserable — never content or connected to other children. For years, she suffered alone, filled with shame. She switched schools, but that didn't help.

By |2018-01-02T13:52:55-08:00December 15th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |0 Comments

The State of Latino Early Childhood Development

Many Latino children are at risk of not getting the proper care, services, and environment they need for healthy formative development.  Traumatic early experiences, poor nutrition, physical inactivity, and low participation in preschool programs impair Latino children’s social and emotional development, academic achievement, and overall health and wellbeing. But there's reason for hope. Culturally-sensitive

By |2017-12-13T10:20:24-08:00December 12th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |0 Comments

TED Talk: How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime

Dr. Nadine Burke Harris sheds light on ACES or Adverse Childhood Experiences. Because sometimes the trauma we experience as children is not something we can just get over through sheer willpower or something you just get over as you grow up. Dr. Harris explains that the repeated stress of abuse, neglect and parents struggling with

By |2017-12-13T10:20:44-08:00November 27th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |0 Comments
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