TEENS ARE DISCOVERING A CURE FOR CORONAVIRUS ANXIETY: WALKS. NO PHONES ALLOWED.
For adolescents with anxiety around this pandemic, the Washington Post highlights the importance of movement, engagement with nature, and finding unique ways to remain socially connected.
WHAT CORONAVIRUS FEARS ARE DOING TO PEOPLE WITH ANXIETY DISORDERS
The Washington Post discusses how Coronavirus is impacting those that already struggle with anxiety-based diagnoses such as OCD, illness-based anxiety, PTSD, etc.
THE BENEFITS OF EXERCISE FOR CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH
New York Times discusses the importance of encouraging regular exercise in adolescence to help decrease the rates and impact of mental illness, especially within depression and anxiety.
SUICIDAL THOUGHTS AMONG YOUNG KIDS HIGHER THAN BELIEVED
A new study found that one in ten pre-teens have experienced suicidal thoughts. This presents higher vulnerabilities for future difficulties with mental health for this population.
THE ENVIRONMENTAL BURDEN OF GENERATION Z
The Washington Post covers anxiety many youth are facing regarding the envionment, referred to as "eco-anxiety" or "climate depression." This article addresses how to help Generation Z cope with anxiety about climate change.
WHY TEENAGERS REJECT PARENTS’ SOLUTIONS TO THEIR PROBLEMS
New York Times discusses ways to best communicate with teens:
- let them vent
- let them organize their own thoughts
- listen without interruption
- offer empathy
- and lastly, ask if they want help with problem solving
Read the article below for more information.
WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT MEDICATION?
Child Mind Institute understands the difficulty in deciding whether or not to have your child begin medication. They have compiled research to answer common questions about this process: what the medication is used for, the helpful affects, side effects, dosages used, etc. See the link below for guidance.
HOW TO REALLY 'SEE' AND KNOW YOUR CHILD
New York Times writes an article about the pros and cons of "helicopter-parenting." Is this the most effective way to be there and provide the best life for our children? Perhaps it is better to just "show up." Read more by clicking the link below.