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Anxiety & Depression

Why Are People with Autism at Such High Risk of Developing Eating Disorders?

Eating disorders have a devastating effect on the lives of those affected and are associated with the highest mortality rates of all mental illnesses. While they can affect anyone, there is a higher incidence of people with autism who have eating disorders compared to the general population. Read more ›

Book: The Parent Compass

Many parents don’t know how best to support their teens, especially when everyone around them seems to be frantically tutoring, managing, and helicoptering. The Parent Compass provides guidance on what parents’ roles should be in supporting their teens’ mental health as they traverse the maze of the adolescent years. Read more ›

Psychological Effects of the Pandemic May Be Felt in Young People for a Long Time to Come

The pandemic has taken a toll on the mental wellness of many people around the world, and some experts are concerned about the lasting effects it could have on adolescents and young adults especially. Read more ›

My Life is Worth Living: Animated Series Tells Stories of Teenagers Struggling With Thoughts of Suicide [video]

My Life is Worth Living™ is the first animated series that models the human connection shown to be protective against suicide. The series tells stories of characters who face some of the most difficult issues that young people deal with and shows their evolution in the key decision: that life is worth living. Read more ›

A Parent’s Journey: A Child With Anxiety and Depression

From panic attacks to self-harm, one brave mom shares her story of supporting her daughter with anxiety and depression.  Don’t miss our conversation with Kimm Angel in this Voices of Compassion podcast as she shares strategies for supporting your child (and yourself), what she knows now and what she wishes she knew then. Read more ›

Learn How to Tell if Your Child Is Depressed and the Best Ways to Help

Does your child seem unusually sad, irritable or quiet lately? Such changes in mood could be due to a temporary stress in life. But how do you know if it’s something more? Read more ›

Childhood Depression

Rates of childhood depression have been rising in the last several years. Yet, information and awareness about childhood depression has not caught on at the same rate. Many well-intentioned adults still believe that children ‘can’t get depressed. They are so young- what do they have to be depressed about? Read more ›

More Americans Are Reaching Out For Mental Health Support — But Can’t Get It

For many Americans who live with a mood disorder, cost remains a major hurdle to accessing mental health care, according to a survey on mood disorders published this week by the National Alliance on Mental Illness, or NAMI. Read more ›

Olympic Dreams

Written by Ramsey Khasho, PsyD

As the 32nd Summer Olympics came to a close, the TV aired hours of footage from the previous two weeks in Tokyo. The highlight reel featured medal-winning moments in every sport from badminton, beach volleyball and BMX freestyle to swimming, skateboarding and surfing. But it was something else that held my attention, something that has been in short supply over the past 18 months—publicly displayed, unmasked emotion. Wonder, gratitude, passion, determination, belief, bonafide hope. Read more ›

How to Prep Kids for a Potentially Bumpy Return to School

As the American Academy of Pediatrics continues to review the rapidly evolving coronavirus situation in schools, it is still recommending in-person education, said Dr. Sara Bode, chairwoman-elect of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Council on School Health.  Pediatrician Dr. Perri Klass discusses some ways you can ensure a smooth re-entry for your child. Read more ›

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