Resources Tagged With: mental health

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 ›

What is Conduct Disorder?

Conduct disorder is the mental health condition that is diagnosed when children or teens exhibit serious aggressive and antisocial behaviors that violate rules or rights of others, with little to no guilt or concern regarding their actions. Read more ›

Toxic Stress: How Much Stress Is Too Much?

COVID-19 taught most people that the line between tolerable and toxic stress – defined as persistent demands that lead to disease – varies widely. But some people will age faster and die younger from toxic stressors than others.

So how much stress is too much, and what can you do about it? Read more ›

The Impact of Puberty on Mental Health

Puberty can be a challenging time, but with guidance, parents can help their children navigate it with resilience and strength. Drawing on insights and the expertise of CHC Doctoral Psychology intern, Emma Lecarie, this Voices of Compassion podcast episode provides practical advice for parents navigating this transitional period with their children. Read more ›

Making a Suicide Safety Plan

A safety plan is a set of steps you can take when you feel suicidal. It includes your warning signs, coping strategies, and people to ask for support. You can write your own safety plan or use a free phone app. But it’s best to work with a therapist to make your plan. 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If Your Teen Is Socially Withdrawn, Be on the Lookout for More Serious Problems

Being socially withdrawn and experiencing physical discomforts as a preteen is associated with a higher risk of having suicidal thoughts at age 16, according to a study published in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 ›

The Emotional Impact of Early Puberty

Puberty is an expected part of development that causes many changes in the body.  For kids with central precocious puberty (CPP), however, starting puberty at an unusually young age and often several years before their peers may take a toll on their emotional and mental health. Read more ›

How To Help A Kid Survive Early Puberty

From surging hormones and acne to body hair and body odor, puberty can be a rocky transition for any kid. But girls and boys who start physically developing sooner than their peers face particular social and emotional challenges, researchers find. Read more ›

Mental Health in the Asian American Community

In this Voices of Compassion podcast episode, CHC, licensed psychologist, Dr. Emily Hsu and licensed clinical social worker, Thuy Tran talk about the unique challenges and stigma surrounding mental health and the Asian American community. 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 ›

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