Children's Mental Health Blog
Common Thinking Distortions and How To Combat Them
Common struggles associated with mental illnesses are what are referred to as “Thinking Distortions”. In other words, our brains try to convince us that certain thoughts are true, rational and accurate, when in truth, they are anything but.
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.
Seven Ways to Reduce Back to School Stress
Each child handles back-to-school differently. Read the following tips to help decrease the stress when it comes to heading back to school.
Why I support Music Therapy for mental health
After facing personal and family challenges in my teenage years, I experienced firsthand the ways that I could express myself using music. These factors prompted me to make music therapy my career.