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The Mental Health Journey of a Mother and Daughter

Mental health disorders affect as many as 1 in 5 U.S. children each year. The vast majority of mental health problems begin in adolescence, with depression being the most common. Many young people who need mental health treatment do not receive it. Sadly, even if mental health problems are identified, children often face challenges with stigma. We

Exercise Benefits Children Physically and Mentally

By Angelina Tala A physically active child is a healthy child. Physical activity strengthens a child’s muscles and bones, prevents excessive weight gain, and reduces the risk of diabetes, cancer, and other conditions. However, physical activity is also beneficial to the mental health of a child. Experts say physical activity allows children to have

By | 2018-06-01T14:39:04-07:00 June 1st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Strategies For Living And Working Well With ADHD

By Alexis Anderson | More than three-fourths of adults who had attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as children, still experience symptoms—and no matter the setting, it’s a challenge every day. Starting from childhood, it’s critical for school counselors to use evidence-based interventions to help students with ADHD stay organized and manage their time. And those skills can translate

By | 2018-01-24T16:29:41-08:00 January 2nd, 2018|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mental Health Starts with Listening

By Kenny Baldwin When was the last time you considered how sound might impact your health?  Most of us only think about sound pollution when there’s a jackhammer outside our bedroom window, but it turns out what you listen to all day can affect your wellness. And since music is the most complex sound

By | 2017-12-13T10:22:02-08:00 June 21st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Treatment of Teens with ADHD

Unfortunately, no cure currently exists for ADHD. Therefore, treatment focuses on symptom management. Although the symptoms of ADHD may change with age, teens with ADHD still require treatment to target these symptoms and may require treatment into adulthood. Education is a necessary component to any treatment and provides teens and families with the tools

By | 2017-12-13T10:22:43-08:00 May 11th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Talkspace: Is Addiction a Mental Illness?

 Author: Tiffany Chi  Today, it’s widely accepted by major scientific associations that addiction is a medical illness. The National Institute on Drug Abuse [NIDA] and the American Psychiatric Association [APA] both define addiction as a “brain disease,” and the DSM-V lists criteria for classifying addiction as a mental health condition called “Substance Use Disorder.”However, it wasn’t always

By | 2017-12-13T10:22:57-08:00 May 5th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Introducing January’s FY Partnership of the Month: Ian Sheiner, LMFT

This article is reprinted from the CYFL January Newsletter. If you would like to sign up for our newsletter distribution, please send us an email to CYFLiaison@namisd.org and we will make sure the monthly newsletter is delivered straight to your inbox. Mental Health Specialist Ian Sheiner: Another Point of View Ian Sheiner, L.M.F.T. is a

By | 2017-12-13T10:24:03-08:00 February 8th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments