Children's Mental Health Blog
Free (or almost free) Mental Health Apps - Depression
As technology and openness about mental health struggles have grown over the past several years, many companies have discovered a wonderful way for the two to work together. Nearly everyone has a smartphone these days, which means they have a potential tool to help them right in the palm of their hand.
The Importance of SafeTALK
An important workshop offered locally is called SafeTALK. The “Safe” stands for “Suicide Alertness for Everyone” which is the basis of the workshop, while the “TALK” is an acronym to help people become “suicide aware”.
Common Thinking Distortions and How To Combat Them
These are a few of the most common Thinking Distortions. Do any of these sound familiar with how your youth sometimes expresses their thoughts?
Four Tips to Beating Back-to-School Anxiety
The first days and weeks of a new school year are often cause for anxiety of varying degrees and for many different reasons for youth and teenagers. Here are 4 ways you can help your teen work through their fears and make the return to the school day schedule a success.
Mental Health First Aid at a Glance
As the stigma around mental illness slowly begins to lift, friends and family members of those affected are looking for ways to help their loved ones through times of crisis.
A Day in the Life of Our Mental Health Nurse
On November 8th, the Lutherwood Foundation hosted an event called “From Needles and Tears….to Comfort and Quilts” to give donors an opportunity to meet our registered nurse, Heather Gliva.
I Love Working with People with Autism
As a clinical psychology student, I have the pleasure of working with many children, youth, and emerging adults who are on the autism spectrum. As April 2 is World Autism Day, I am inspired to share some of my experiences.
Research Shows Coffee House Benefits Youth and Staff
With April being Music Therapy Awareness Month, former Lutherwood Music Therapist, Liz Mitchell explores the impact of Lutherwood's Coffee House on personal and social levels of our youth and staff and shares her findings in our latest blog entry.
Strategies for Managing ADHD Symptoms
This post follows our last blog post which offered an introduction to ADHD. This entry will offer strategies that can help with the symptoms of ADHD, whether or not your child or youth has an ADHD diagnosis.
ADHD: A Difference in the Brain
October is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) awareness month, so this is a good time to learn more about ADHD to promote understanding and kindness.