HELPFUL LINKS AND RESOURCES
Below are articles with information that may be of benefit:
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.
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.
OTHER MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
Mental Health Associations
Suicide Awareness and Hotlines
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Addiction and Recovery
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Child Abuse and Domestic Violence