Children's Mental Health Blog
ADHD: A Difference in the BrainOctober 10, 2017
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 StressAugust 31, 2017
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 healthJuly 17, 2017
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.
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.