Anxiety & Depression

How to Deal with Post-Graduation Depression

“Post-graduation depression” describes depressive symptoms that occur after a person finishes college or university. Although it is not a medically recognized term, it is an experience many young adults may relate to. Read more ›

If Your Teen Is Socially Withdrawn, Be on the Lookout for More Serious Problems

Being socially withdrawn and experiencing physical discomforts as a preteen is associated with a higher risk of having suicidal thoughts at age 16, according to a study published in the journal JAMA Network Open. Read more ›

Puberty: What’s Behind the Mood Swings?

During puberty your child’s emotions may become stronger and more intense. Their mood might change more frequently, quickly and randomly. Your child may have strong emotions that they’ve never experienced before. It’s common for them to feel confused, scared or angry and not know why. They also might be more sensitive and become more easily upset than usual. Read more ›

Could Negative Thinking Patterns Be Bringing You Down? Recognizing Cognitive Distortions Is the First Step to Overcoming Them.

It is common to experience negative thoughts day to day, but when these thought patterns, also known as cognitive distortions, are persistent, they can interfere with your daily life and contribute to mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety. Read more ›

Is My Teenager Depressed or Moody?

Moodiness is the norm for teenagers… right? Here are some questions to ask yourself about your teen’s mood changes. Read more ›

‘What’s the Point?’ How to Deal With Existential Dread

“We could be wiped out by an asteroid tomorrow, why should I care about finishing this report?”

“What’s the point of life if I’m just going to eventually die?”

“Does any of this even matter?”

Welcome to the world of existential dread, sometimes called existential angst or anxiety. Read more ›

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What You Need to Know About Eating Disorders

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There is a commonly held misconception that eating disorders are a lifestyle choice. Eating disorders are actually serious and often fatal illnesses that are associated with severe disturbances in people’s eating behaviors and related thoughts and emotions. Read more ›

Dear Stress, I’m Over You. [downloadable]

Dear Stress is a resource to help young people manage stress with three easy strategies – available in English and Spanish. This toolkit includes two sizes for sharing as a handout or small poster and includes a slide deck that can be used as a companion classroom activity. Read more ›

Soluna — California’s Free Mental Health App for Youth Ages 13-25

Soluna, from California’s CalHOPE program, offers free, confidential mental health support for 13- to 25-year-olds in California. Read more ›

Navigating Grief: Tips for Supporting Your Child During the Holidays

by Pardis Khosravi, PsyD, Clinical Director, Catherine T. Harvey Center for Clinical Services, CHC

The holiday season is often a time of joy, laughter, and cherished traditions. However, for a child who is grieving the loss of a loved one, the holidays can bring a mix of emotions that may be overwhelming. Read more ›

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