Month: October 2017

Supporting Someone Whose Child Has a Mental Health Condition

Supporting Someone Whose Child Has a Mental Health Condition

In an area filled with high achieving students, parents and school systems, people can sometimes overlook the challenges faced by families in which a child has a mental health condition. Acquaintances often respond negatively or dismissively when someone discloses that his or her son or […]

Make Your Own Mental Health Crisis Kit

Make Your Own Mental Health Crisis Kit

When you have depression or another mental health condition, you often cannot predict when you will find yourself struggling. A Mental Health Crisis Kit is a collection of comforting items you can carry with you or have on hand for those situations. Suggestions to place […]

Co-Occurring Disorders

Co-Occurring Disorders

Thank you to DrugRehab.com, a web resource that provides information about addiction and mental health issues, which replied to last week’s post. Please see below to learn more about depression and how it often occurs along with a substance use disorder. In general, health care […]

Mental Illness Awareness Week 2017

Mental Illness Awareness Week 2017

Mental Illness Awareness Week 2017 (October 1st through 7th) is here! According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, while one in five teens lives with a mental health condition, less than half of them receive treatment. Depression is a serious illness that requires medical […]