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What to Do if You're Worried About Suicide
A parent's guide to helping a child in distress feel less hopeless, more connected, and more willing to accept help.
Helping College Kids With Depression
School is hard enough without adding depression to the course load. Learn what to look out for and who can help.- Rachel Ehmke
Epilepsy, MS, and Mental Illness: Treating the Whole Child
Too often, kids with chronic diseases aren't diagnosed with co-occuring disorders, says Dr. Deborah Weisbrot. It's an understandable but unfortunate missed opportunity.
Teen Suicides: What Are the Risk Factors?
Some aspects of a child's temperament, family life, and larger community that make a suicide attempt more likely, and some that mitigate that likelihood.
A ten-year-old boy has severe memory issues. What do you recommend his parents do? His public school?
There are a lot of things that could be underlying his challenges, so a comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation should be your first step.- Michael Rosenthal, PhD
Cope with holiday madness this year by slowing down and practicing mindfulness. Here are some tips to get you started.- Jill Emanuele, PhD
Why Do Kids Have Tantrums and Meltdowns?
They may look intentional and manipulative, but these outbursts are better understood as behavior children resort to when they lack skills of problem solving and emotional regulation.- Caroline Miller
Should children attend funerals?
There's no right or wrong answer, so take context into account. If your child does go to the funeral, make sure to prepare her in developmentally appropriate language.- Jamie Howard, PhD
How Does Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy Work?
Dr. Joan Kaufman of the Department of Psychiatry at Yale University discusses the stages of the best evidence-based intervention for PTSD in young people.
Teenagers in Juvenile Hall
ADHD, anxiety, depression, addiction, cutting: a writing teacher on what she sees and what the kids she works with really need.