Children's Mental Health Blog
A Champion for Children's Mental Health
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 Mind
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."
How do Popular Music, Lyrics and Videos Affect Your Youth?
As music becomes increasingly accessible through cell phones, online streaming services and other new technologies, it is important to understand its influence on today’s youth.
Does My Child Need a Psychology Assessment?
“My son worries non-stop about worst-case scenarios.” “My daughter seems down and depressed more days than not.” “My son is bullying another child.” If these concerns begin to interfere with your child’s day-to-day life, a psychology assessment can be highly useful.
Our Students’ Perspectives on Mental Health
In response to a recent news article that referred to Lutherwood youth as "troubled", teacher Emily Cullen gave her students the opportunity to express their thoughts on mental health, the stigma and their experiences at Lutherwood.
Would your children let you know if they were in trouble?
Today’s children and teens face many stressors and outright dangers.How can concerned caregivers set the stage so that it’s more likely that their child will let them know what’s going on when it matters the most?
Music Therapy Opens Minds to a New World
Sandra (not her real name) had a history of extensive substance abuse. Her behaviour while under the influence strained her relationship with her family and eventually she found herself in conflict with the law.
New Year, New Attitude
During the first week of 2016, a friend of mine admitted he had already broken his New Year’s resolution: to start every day with a positive attitude...
Christmas Festivities – fun or frustration?
It’s Christmas! For many it is a time full of fun, excitement, adventure and a feeling of belonging. And yet for some children and youth, Christmas can be a frustrating time of conflict...
Emotional Trauma; How You Can Help
According to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, “Trauma is the emotional response when a negative event is overwhelming” (CAMH). The event could cause physical, sexual or emotional injury...