Children's Mental Health Blog
Helping Your Child Through a DiagnosisFebruary 20, 2017
For some children, receiving a mental health diagnosis is a relieving or hopeful experience, and for others, it can be painful or confusing. Read more for some advice to help you and your child through the experience of receiving a diagnosis.
Five Crucial Conversations for Children Using Social MediaJanuary 6, 2017
Communicating these five ideas will help ensure your child's safe and appropriate social media use.
10 Tips to Manage the Last Minute Stresses of the HolidaysDecember 21, 2016
The festive season can be stressful and demanding, particularly as we enter the home stretch. Lutherwood’s mental health staff offer these 10 tips to help you enjoy the season.
Is it bullying…or something elseOctober 31, 2016
Is there more bullying today than in the past OR are we now simply more aware of a longstanding issue?
Having a Trainee Involved in Your Child’s CareOctober 24, 2016
Some parents/guardians may be unsure when they hear that a student or trainee will be involved with the assessment or treatment of their child’s mental health. As a PhD candidate and trainee in children’s mental health for over 9 years, I hope to ease some of these uncertainties.
Mental Health Services that Work!September 22, 2016
What do you do if you suspect your child is experiencing depression, anxiety, emotion dysregulation, or unusual temper tantrums or aggressive behaviour? Here are some evidence-based mental health treatments used for common problems experienced by children and teens.
September 10th is World Suicide Prevention DaySeptember 9, 2016
On September 10th, people will gather in communities across Canada and over 50 countries around the world to show their support to recognize World Suicide Prevention Day.
Overcoming a Rough StartAugust 22, 2016
Mike had a rough childhood: born into poverty and living in subsidized housing, he had seen drugs, violence and abuse. Kicked out of the house at 13, he found Lutherwood’s Safe Haven shelter.
A Champion for Children's Mental HealthAugust 8, 2016
Tara Hebblethwaite has an unmistakable passion for her community and life. One would never guess that the composed, accomplished and very active KW native lives with mental illness.
Treading Water When Anxiety Floods His MindJuly 26, 2016
Brad* had a normal childhood with no problems at home or school and lots of friends. All that changed one September morning as he walked toward his new school. “I walked three blocks when this flood of emotion hit me."