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January 09, 2024

Experts Offer Tips for Navigating Mental Health Apps for Youth

  • Children and Youth, Healthy living for mental well-being, Patients and Families

Mobile apps for mental health and wellness have changed the way that people—particularly youth—track and care for their mental health. With more than 10,000 mental health–related apps on the market today, d how can mental health professionals help youth navigate their options and decide what usage, if any, is appropriate?

October 26, 2023

How to Recognize Depression and Anxiety in Young Athletes and How to Help

  • Anxiety, Children and Youth, Depression, Patients and Families

Youth sports can be an incredibly rewarding experience for kids, teaching them valuable life skills such as teamwork, resilience, and hard work. However, youth athletes also can struggle with anxiety and depression. As a parent, knowing the signs of these conditions can help you support your child's well-being. In this blog, we'll explore how to recognize depression and anxiety in young athletes and offer guidance on how to best help your child.

October 24, 2023

Caring for Our Families in Difficult Times: Protecting Mental Health and Wellbeing During Terrorism, War, and other Disasters

  • By Joshua Morganstein, M.D.
  • Children and Youth, Patients and Families, Trauma

Disasters, like terrorism and war, are extremely disruptive and stressful events. The current conflict in the Middle East has impacted communities around the world, including those whose family members are directly involved. In addition, many people experienced increased discrimination in their home country following these events. Some people feel worried about how these disasters impact civil and political discourse or may alter events in the world.

May 11, 2023

Schools Out! Tips For Taking Advantage of Summer Break to De-Stress from the Hustle and Bustle of the School Year

  • Children and Youth, Healthy living for mental well-being, Patients and Families

It’s that time of year again when the days are heating up and the spirit of care-free living takes over as school starts to pause for summer break. Kids work all year with the end goal of summer always in mind. The questions often on parents’ minds are: What should I engage my kids in during the summer break? How do I make the most of the time with my kids?

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