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Children and Mental Health: Is This Just a Stage? [downloadable]

mentalhealth579Even under the best of circumstances, it can be hard to tell the difference between challenging behaviors and emotions that are consistent with typical child development and those that are cause for concern. It is important to remember that many disorders like anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and depression, do occur during childhood. In fact, many adults who seek treatment reflect back on how these disorders affected their childhood and wish that they had received help sooner. Read more ›

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California Pediatricians to Begin Screening Children for Traumatic Experiences in 2020

trauma survey 577Has your child ever lived with a parent or caregiver who had mental health issues, such as depression? Witnessed a parent or caregiver being screamed at, insulted or humiliated by another adult? Been separated from their parent or caregiver due to foster care or immigration?

Those are some of the questions on a survey that California pediatricians will use to screen millions of children for traumatic experiences beginning Jan. 1, 2020. Read more ›

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The Complicated Relationship Between Screen Time and Depression

depression and social media 576Some experts think that the rise in mental health problems in youth can be tied to an event in 2007: The introduction of the iPhone. Psychologist and author Jean M. Twenge wants us to believe that the “iGen”, the generation shaped by smartphones and social media use, born between 1995 and 2012 is “on the brink of the worst mental-health crisis in decades.” Read more ›

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Mental Health Myths and Facts

Mental health 575Can you tell the difference between a mental health myth and fact? Learn the truth about the most common mental health myths. Read more ›

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Children’s Mental Health: Signs Your Child Is Struggling

mental health 572As a parent or caregiver, you want the best for your children or other dependents. You may be concerned or have questions about certain behaviors they exhibit and how to ensure they get help. Read more ›

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Eating Disorders — Anorexia, Binge Eating, and Bulimia

eatingdisorders571Eating disorders involve extreme emotions, attitudes, and behaviors involving weight and food. Read more ›

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College Transition: Mitigating the Slippery Slide of Summer Melt

collegetransition557Summertime is synonymous with melting and we can all envision a delicious ice cream cone quickly melting as we hurry to eat it before it becomes a puddle. Unfortunately, there’s another kind of melt that can happen over the summer that needs our collective attention: “summer melt”. Read more ›

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49ers’ Solomon Thomas Passionate in His Fight for Suicide Prevention

solomonthomas553At its annual Lifesavers Gala in May, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention gave 49er Solomon Thomas and his parents the Survivors of Loss Award, an honor in recognition of those who have shared their stories in an effort to help others, advance prevention initiatives and create change. Read more ›

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Fight Flight Freeze – A Guide to Anxiety for Kids [video]

What is anxiety? What does anxiety feel like?  Kids may not recognize that what they have been feeling are symptoms of anxiety. Fight Flight Freeze – A Guide to Anxiety for Kids is a short animated video that explains anxiety and its symptoms in easy-to-understand terms. Read more ›

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Fight Flight Freeze – Anxiety Explained for Teens [video]

F3 or the Fight-Flight-Freeze response is the body’s automatic, built-in system designed to protect us from threat or danger. This video teaches teens how anxiety can trigger this normal biological response. Read more ›

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