Category: Mental Health

Mental Health During The Teenage Years

This is a term that some of us embrace… and other’s shudder.  Teenagers.  This is a stage of life that some of us embrace… and other’s shudder.  Teen mental health can seem hard to pin down at times.  To be honest, many teenagers can be volatile with each moment bringing, well, let’s just say adventure.  If teenagers’ mental health can seem so up and down from one moment to the next, how in the world do we help support their mental health?  Let’s first look at some signs that might draw a red flag to unwellness in teen mental health:

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Beyond The Label: Neurodiversity and Neurodivergent

Neurodiversity and Neurodivergent: What do these new words mean? The utilization of the words, “neurodiversity”, “neurotypical” and “neurodivergent” are not really new words in the grand scheme of things, but they are becoming utilized more in mainstream society.  As a mother of a child labeled with Autism and a moderate cognitive delay, it is refreshing to see that society sees that there is still an individual behind some of these labels or diagnoses.  As a mother of a child with Autism, I felt it important to write a blog that addressed this as we are in the middle of a month devoted

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Infant And Early Childhood Mental Health

Many times I get asked the following questions:Why would children that young need therapy?Children so young will not remember these years anyway?What are they supposed to talk about? These are all good questions! When we discuss Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health, we are focusing on children aged 0-5 years old. This stage of life is a period of rapid multidimensional development! Their little brains are literally sponges seeking and gaining new information all the time. Due to this, sometimes as parents we just do not realize how quickly they are developing and interpreting their experiences! In these moments, little

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