Children's Mental Health Blog
Coping with SAD Season – What it is and How to Manage it
SAD (or Seasonal Affective Disorder), is a specific type of depression that is connected to the changing seasons. SAD can affect anyone and can look very different both from person to person and even from year to year.
Supporting your Teen to Make Active Choices
Exercising and staying active are vital to mental health. However, the step between knowing what will help you and actually making the change can be a hard one to make, especially for youth or for parents trying to support their teenagers without being met with resistance.
Mental Health and Technology in Teens
With the rapid rise of technology in recent years, it has completely changed the way teenagers go through their day-to-day lives. Although a lot of these changes are positive and help make tasks easier, there are dangers to technology as well, especially for youth.
Planting Seeds of Growth
Josh believes the most rewarding part of his work at Lutherwood's Children's Mental Health Centre is working with a multi-disciplinary team to help youth get over life’s hurdles.
Free (or almost free) Mental Health Apps – Anxiety
In our last blog, we listed 6 useful apps with tools to help your youth practice strategies to help them with depression. For this blog, here is a list of 12 anxiety apps, straight from our Children’s Mental Health Centre staff’s recommendations!
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.