Category: Weather the storm

Securing Your Safety Net How Collaborating With Your Child On A Crisis Plan Can Keep All Of You Safe

Securing Your Safety Net: How Collaborating With Your Child On A Crisis Plan Can Keep All Of You Safe

That November morning started like any other. I was making pancakes in the kitchen while my 7-year-old daughter and 9-year-old …

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Feeling Gratitude In A Valley Of Shadows What One Mother Has Gained From Her Sons Serious Mental Illness

Feeling Gratitude In A Valley Of Shadows: What One Mother Has Gained From Her Son’s Serious Mental Illness

In November 2010, I celebrated my first Thanksgiving as a full time single parent of a very special boy who …

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How Military Parents Miss The Warning Signs Of Mental Illness In Their Kids

How Military Parents Miss The Warning Signs Of Mental Illness In Their Kids

“I can’t believe I didn’t see this sooner.” It’s an agonizing moment when you realize your child is possibly dealing …

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After A Suicide Attempt How To Support The Child And The Family

After A Suicide Attempt: How To Support The Child And The Family

Suicide attempts among teenagers are on the rise, and too often we hear heartbreaking stories in the news of children …

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How To Afford Mental Health Treatment

How To Afford Mental Health Treatment

Navigating the sometimes-complicated pathways to get to the right care for a child experiencing mental health issues can be frustrating. …

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You’re Not Alone Finding A Support System When Your Child Struggles With Mental Illness

You’re Not Alone: Finding A Support System When Your Child Struggles With Mental Illness

When children are sick with physical illnesses like cancer, the entire community rallies around the family. Friends bring casseroles, offer …

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What Is A Good Post-Treatment Plan

What Is A Good Post-Treatment Plan?

As a psychotherapist, I’ve seen what it like is to be a concerned parent of a child with a mental …

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Navigating Summer Plans For A Child With Mental Illness Pools Popsicles And Paying For Special Needs Care

Navigating Summer Plans For A Child With Mental Illness: Pools, Popsicles, And Paying For Special Needs Care

My youngest daughter turns 13 in a few weeks. For the first summer in ten years of balancing work and …

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Nobody is Perfect Trusting Yourself And Forgiving Yourself Can Be Critical When Parenting A Child With Mental Illness

Nobody’s Perfect: Trusting Yourself—And Forgiving Yourself—Can Be Critical When Parenting A Child With Mental Illness

I’m a recovering perfectionist. In my writing, I’m always looking for a better way to phrase things (I’ve revised this …

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The Worth Of One Teaching Our Children To Value Their Worth Is Vital To Their Mental Health

The Worth Of One: Teaching Our Children To Value Their Worth Is Vital To Their Mental Health

I’ll never forget the day that my then four-year-old son Eric told me he just wanted to be a zero. …

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