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Long Island Crisis Center, which is aimed at suicide prevention and crisis intervention, shares tips for dealing with depressed feelings and feeling alone on Valentine's Day.
When a child can frequently be described as lazy or bored it means that the child is not fully engaged in his work or play environment. The lazy or bored behavior is a symptom of an underlying concern—a red flag to look deeper.
Parents who think their teen may be depressed may have a lot of questions. What causes teen depression? What are the signs of teen depression? How can I help my teen who is depressed? Long Island Tutorial Services shares answers to these questions and more.
Tina Traster, author and mother to a Russian-adopted daughter with Reactive Attachment Disorder, talks about her "aha moment," warning signs of RAD, how she has treated her daughter's RAD, and what she hopes readers take away from her book on the subject, "Rescuing Julia Twice."
Kids having braces is a common thing these days, but why are they still being bullied? We spoke to Jill M. Emanuele, Ph.D., from the Anxiety and Mood Disorders Center at the Child Mind Institute to find out why and how we can help build kids' self-esteem.
A recent study done at Florida State University shows the link between frequent Facebook use and the risk of eating disorders in girls because Facebook can negatively affect self-image.
The Child Mind Institute, an organization dedicated to transforming mental health care for children, hosts its annual Speak Up for Kids campaign and encourages people everywhere to share stories about mental health issues during #SpeakUpSundays in May.
Six million American adults suffer from sudden panic attacks each year. Francine Rosenberg, Psy.D., shares the symptoms of panic attacks and panic disorder, as well as ways to cope with panic attacks and panic disorder.
The post-holiday blues are fairly common as the holiday magic wanes and you and your family shift back into your routines. But if feelings of sadness seem so linger or get worse it may be a sign of Seasonal Affective Disorder, a form of depression.
As parents, we all have meltdowns now and then. Dr. Rita Eichenstein suggests key ways to deal with stress and frustration that will help you avoid the "end of the rope" and help you and your family feel happier.
When your child doesn't make the game winning goal or ace his test, he may feel disappointed. Here's how you can help your children deal with disappointments in a healthy way, including helping them calm down, acknowledge and validate the child's feelings, and help them work hard to achieve their goals.
Experts from the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies explain what cognitive behavioral therapies are, common CBT treatment strategies, and what you can expect during and after CBT treatment sessions for anxiety or a related disorder.
As children become tweens, they may begin to resist Halloween and trick-or-treating with younger siblings. Middle-schoolers' heightened self-consciousness may cause them to worry about how people perceive them, especially if they are dressed up. A psychology professor shares tips on how parents can handle these behaviors, as well as their tween's fight for independence.
After a divorce, children may worry about their parents and feel the need to take on adult responsibilities in the home. An expert offers advice on how to keep your children out of "grown-up problems" and help reduce their anxiety about the process.
A survey released today by Parents magazine and the Child Mind Institute shows how the tragedy in Newtown, CT has influenced public opinion on children's mental health issues. The results show that more than half of adults think psychiatric disorders in children are underdiagnosed.
Todd Patkin, author of "Finding Happiness: One Man’s Quest to Beat Depression and Anxiety and—Finally—Let the Sunshine In", suffered a breakdown at age 36 after dealing with anxiety and depression throughout his life. Patkin suggests eight ways parents can help their children develop good habits to grow up to be a happy adult.
If your child has special needs, a comprehensive approach to treatment that includes multiple therapists and other professionals will likely lead to more effective treatment and a faster recovery. Here, a psychologist with more than 20 years experience explains how to know when a comprehensive approach is right for your child as well as the benefits and challenges of this type of treatment.
When your child is receiving treatment from multiple therapists and professionals, communication is key. Here, a psychologist with more than 20 years experience offers advice on how to make sure your child's treatment team is talking often and communicating effectively.
The Speak Up for Kids campaign, started by the Child Mind Institute, aims to banish the persistent stigma around mental health care, especially among children. Here is how you can get involved in Speak Up for Kids.
Selective mutism is an anxiety disorder, often mistaken for shyness, that robs a child of the ability to speak in certain social situations. Here, learn about the diagnosis and treatment of selective mutism and how it will affect your child's life.
A University of Missouri assistant professor of health sciences has pinpointed the factors that lead to teen self-harm and suicide.
For those feeling scared or anxious after the tragic shooting in Newtown, CT, a health services company offers a free emotional support help line staffed with specially trained mental health specialists.
The Child Mind Insitute, an NYC-based organization dedicated to improving mental health care for children, offers advice for parents and teachers affected by the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting in Newtown, CT, including how to help children cope with tragedy and grief.
After hearing about the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, your child may feel afraid or uncertain. Here, the American Humane Association offers 7 tips for parents and caregivers to help kids cope with tragic events and violence in the news.
In the midst of the holiday season, you may find yourself loosing steam and getting stressed. Two psychiatrists from NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital share 10 tips to reduce the stress you may be feeling so you can enjoy the holidays more.