Results for: Children’s Mental Health

Preventing Depression and Anxiety in Children

Preventing Depression and Anxiety in Children

According to Harvard researchers, a link also has been found between diet and mental health. In addition, excess consumption of processed foods such as soda, candy, processed meat such as bologna, and starches have been linked to depression.

Know the Signs of Teen Dating Violence in Youth

Know the Signs of Teen Dating Violence in Youth

Montana State University graduate student and Youth Dynamics Assistant Area Manager, Kristin Bauwens, explains what adults can look for if they are concerned a teen may be involved in an unhealthy relationship.

7 Myths About Child Mental Health

7 Myths About Child Mental Health

Psychiatric disorders are not a result of bad parenting — or poor willpower Child Mind Institute - by Harold S. Koplewicz, MD It is easy to empathize with suffering we can see: a child who has lost her hair as a result of chemotherapy, for instance. The suffering of a...

Therapy and Service Animals for Children with Special Needs

Therapy and Service Animals for Children with Special Needs

Service and therapy animals are proven to make a positive difference Very Well Family - May 22, 2018 Service and therapy animals have become increasingly popular for children with special needs, and for good reason. Research shows that animals can make a huge...

Teen Suicide: Learning to Recognize the Warning Signs

Teen Suicide: Learning to Recognize the Warning Signs

Stanford Children's Health - June 11, 2018 Many teen suicides can be prevented if warning signs are detected and appropriate intervention is conducted. The reasons No two teenagers are alike, but there are some common reasons they consider suicide. Many teens who...

The Worry Jar

The Worry Jar

Laura Radniecki - June 5, 2018 The Worry Jar is a technique for people, especially children, who suffer from worry and anxiety. It helps kids identify, name and release their worries. The idea behind the Worry Jar is simple: 1. Write your worries down on little slips...

How to Help Kids with Social Anxiety

How to Help Kids with Social Anxiety

Psycom - May 22, 2018 by Katie Hurley, LCSW Social anxiety disorder (social phobia) isn’t simply a fear of making or interacting with friends. It’s actually characterized by an intense fear of social situations in which the child might be judged or scrutinized by...

Mental Illness in Kids: The Surprising Warning Signs

Mental Illness in Kids: The Surprising Warning Signs

Everyday Health- April 5, 2018 Few parents are prepared to recognize symptoms of mental health problems in their child. Do you know what to look for? Just like adults, many kids — infants and toddlers included — are plagued with mental health problems. In fact, nearly...

For Kids, Chronic Illness May Trigger Mental Health Issues

For Kids, Chronic Illness May Trigger Mental Health Issues

Health Day - January 15, 2018 MONDAY, Jan. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When children learn they have a long-term illness, such as diabetes or epilepsy, they're likely to suffer emotionally, too, a small study finds. These mental health issues surface soon after the...

Building Resilience in Children – 20 Practical, Powerful Strategies

Building Resilience in Children – 20 Practical, Powerful Strategies

All children are capable of extraordinary things. There is no happiness gene, no success gene, and no ‘doer of extraordinary things’ gene. The potential for happiness and greatness lies in all of them, and will mean different things to different kids. We can’t change...

Many children rely on the emergency room for psychiatric care

Many children rely on the emergency room for psychiatric care

Spectrum - October 26, 2016   On any given day, pediatrician Lindsay Irvin estimates a quarter of her patients need psychiatric help. She sees teens who say they are suicidal, and elementary school children who suffer chest pains stemming from bullying anxiety....

The Cost of Budget Cuts Affecting Montana’s Most Vulnerable

The Cost of Budget Cuts Affecting Montana’s Most Vulnerable

It is easy to dismiss the budget cuts being considered by the Department of Public Health and Human Services as an easy way to save money.  However, the latest round of proposed cuts to home support services and therapeutic foster care create a potentially serious...

How Anxiety Leads to Disruptive Behavior

How Anxiety Leads to Disruptive Behavior

Kids who seem oppositional are often severely anxious Child Mind Institute- January 22, 2018 by Caroline Miller A 10-year-old boy named James has an outburst in school. Upset by something a classmate says to him, he pushes the other boy, and a shoving-match ensues....

Rescuing Julia Twice: Overcoming Reactive Attachment Disorder

Rescuing Julia Twice: Overcoming Reactive Attachment Disorder

Everyday Health - April 29, 2014 by Tina Traster Our pediatrician, Dr. T, couldn't have been more pleased with Julia's progress. At 18 months, my baby was in the 95th percentile for her weight. She was talking, walking, her muscle tone was excellent. All good signs...

Understanding Teen Suicide: Tips for Prevention

Understanding Teen Suicide: Tips for Prevention

A guide for parents to help prevent teen suicide. Psychology Today - June 13, 2013 by Dr. Earl Turner Suicide related behaviors (e.g., suicidal ideation, self-harm, suicide attempt) are becoming more frequent among adolescents and is a major public health issue. Many...

Teen Depression and Anxiety: What Parents Can Do

Teen Depression and Anxiety: What Parents Can Do

Time - October 27, 2016 Are you worried about your teen and don't know what to do next?  Below is some advice from Fadi Haddad, MD, a child and adolescent psychiatrist and the author of Helping Kids in Crisis. Talk about the real stuff Sometimes conversations between...

Moving Out Of Poverty Linked To Kids’ Mental Health (STUDY)

Moving Out Of Poverty Linked To Kids’ Mental Health (STUDY)

HuffPost - March 5, 2014 by Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - Moving out of impoverished neighborhoods has different effects on the mental health of boys compared to girls, and those repercussions need to be better understood before tinkering with housing policy,...

Bullied teens twice as likely to bring weapons to school

Bullied teens twice as likely to bring weapons to school

Reuters - November 27, 2017 by Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - One in five teens are victims of bullying, and these adolescents are about twice as likely to bring guns and knives to school than peers who aren’t bullied, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers examined how...

Preventing Teen Suicide: What the Evidence Shows

Preventing Teen Suicide: What the Evidence Shows

The New York Times - August 17, 2017 by Aaron E. Carroll Rates of teen suicide continue to rise, federal health officials reported this month, with rates for girls higher than at any point in the last 40 years. A rational response would be to engage in evidence-based...

Understanding Grief and Loss in Foster Children

Understanding Grief and Loss in Foster Children

The Spruce - April 4, 2017 by Carrie Craft When a child enters your home, whether through adoption or foster care, they come with a tremendous amount of grief and loss. Losses that include birth parents, extended family, home, pets, neighborhoods, schools, friends,...

Here’s how parents can help their kids who have ADHD

Here’s how parents can help their kids who have ADHD

WTOP - October 11, 2017 by Teta Alim WASHINGTON — October is ADHD Awareness Month, bringing attention to people who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. For parents with children who may have ADHD, it’s important to recognize symptoms and learn how they can...