Teenagers aren’t as lonely in lockdown if interacting positively online | Berkeley News

Teenagers aren’t as lonely in lockdown if interacting positively online. As COVID cases rise again in early 2022, consider these ideas for your kiddo! — Read on news.berkeley.edu/2021/09/02/teenagers-arent-as-lonely-in-lockdown-if-interacting-positively-online/

Colleges Fear Mental Health Crisis Amid Covid Surge

After almost two years of remote schooling, restricted gatherings and constant testing, many students are isolated and depressed. Omicron may make things worse. Yep. — Read on http://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/22/us/covid-college-mental-health-suicide.html

Young people continue to struggle with suicidal ideation

NPR’s Steve Inskeep talks to U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy about his advice for addressing challenges that worsened with the pandemic — including young people struggling with suicidal thoughts. — Read on http://www.npr.org/2021/12/07/1062016991/the-surgeon-generals-latest-advisory-highlights-the-youth-mental-health-crisis

Anxiety » What Is Anxiety? Signs, Causes, Symptoms

Anxiety is the reaction to situations perceived as stressful or dangerous. Anxiety disorders are manageable and curable with the right treatment and therapy. I thought this was a helpful article on the differing types of anxiety and helpful treatments. — Read on http://www.anxiety.org/what-is-anxiety

Adolescent Depression: What Parents Can Do To Help

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) discusses ways parents can help teens with depression. As always, looking to point to helpful resources on understanding and helping with mental health challenges. — Read on http://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/emotional-problems/Pages/Childhood-Depression-What-Parents-Can-Do-To-Help.aspx

Money does not solve all problems

Therapist Clay Cockrell writes “Too many of my clients want to indulge their children so “they never have to suffer what I had to suffer” while growing up. But the result is that they prevent their children from experiencing the very things that made them successful: sacrifice, hard work, overcoming failure and developing resilience. AnContinue reading “Money does not solve all problems”

How To Talk To Kids About Tragedies In The Media

Tonight, there was a breaking news event out of Wisconsin where a speeding SUV crashed into innocent bystanders, injuring countless people and killing several others. Stories like this are hard to process for parents. I cannot imagine the pain and grief of having to talk to a loved one after the loss of life soContinue reading “How To Talk To Kids About Tragedies In The Media”