Child going through a mental health evaluation with a counselor.

What Is A Child Mental Health Evaluation? The Info You Need To Know

When your child struggles in school or at home, it can be difficult to know why. As a parent or caregiver, you may feel overwhelmed and unsure of where to turn for help, so a qualified professional can offer the expert insight that you’re looking for into your child’s mental health needs.

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Patient receiving acupuncture for anxiety treatment.

Acupuncture: Can It Help Treat Anxiety?

Acupuncture, a traditional Chinese medicine used for thousands of years, is actually one of the most common complementary and alternative treatments for anxiety.

In this article, we’ll go over what acupuncture is, how it works, and whether or not it can help with anxiety—and if so, how. We’ll also cover some specific types of anxiety that might benefit from acupuncture treatment as well as how complementing your current treatment plan with acupuncture could improve your overall health and well-being.

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New mother struggling with postpartum depression.

Postpartum Depression (PPD): What It Is & How To Get Help

Many women feel overwhelmed with joy and excitement when they find out they are pregnant. They prepare for the eventual changes to their body — and the baby’s arrival. But for some women, pregnancy can bring about unexpected emotions like sadness or anxiety, which can be signs of postpartum depression (PPD).

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Caregiver talking with their child about mental health.

Understanding and Explaining Mental Health To A Child: Know the Signs & How To Help

Mental health is just as important as physical health. Let’s repeat that together; mental health is just as important as physical health!

Now more than ever, parents and caregivers need to talk to their children about what it means to have good mental health. Mental illness is a serious condition that affects mood, thinking, and behavior. It can make it hard to do everyday tasks and enjoy life. So, how do you maintain an open line of communication with your kids? Here are some ways to get the conversation started when it comes to explaining the importance of mental health to your child. Read more

Person receiving counseling through an employee assistance program.

Employee Assistance Programs (EAP): Get Started Today!

If you run a small business, it’s important to keep your employees happy – especially in a post-pandemic environment where competition is fierce when hiring and retaining a workforce.

No matter the industry, employees are looking for competitive salaries and good health plans/benefits, which can include an employee assistance program. EAP services support the well-being of your staff and ultimately affect their productivity and morale at work—which is good for both parties involved! Read more

Mental health professional counseling a patient whose stress affects their well-being.

How Does Stress Affect Your Physical and Mental Health?

Stress is a natural part of everyday life; everyone experiences stress, even if they don’t have an anxiety disorder or other mental illness. But if your body experiences long-term stress, it can cause bigger problems. 

Stress affects mental health just as much as mental health problems affect your body’s stress response in return. Plus, stress-related issues can manifest into physical health problems, as well.  Read more

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9 Types of Behavioral Health Therapy to Improve Your Child’s Mental Health

Children have a lot of feelings swirling around, whether or not a mental health condition is present — and it can often be hard for them to express things clearly. Mental health services provide helpful tools for children so that they can learn the skills needed for regulating their emotions. 

If your child is struggling with behavior issues, such as anger management or tantrums, there are many effective types of behavioral health therapy for kids.

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Therapist working with patient to improve mental health.

8 Tips on How To Improve Mental Health: Your Guide to a Healthier Mindset

Good mental health is just as important as physical health, but it’s not always something we focus on. We’re so busy with work, family, and other daily responsibilities that our mental health often takes a back seat to everything else, but taking care of our emotional health is critical to living a healthy life. Learn how to improve mental health and reap the many benefits! Read more

Mental health professional helping with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

What Are the Symptoms and Causes of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?

Have you experienced an extremely stressful or traumatic event that changed your life?

Post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD is a serious condition. It occurs when individuals experience or witness a traumatic event and are overwhelmed with feelings of distress and anxiety that stay with them long past the event itself. In this blog, we will address some symptoms and causes of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

*If you feel like you might have PTSD or any other mental health disorder, do not self-diagnose. Instead, reach out to a mental health professional.

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Child mental health counselor talking with an adolescent.

Understanding Adolescent and Children’s Mental Health Statistics

As a parent or guardian, it’s natural to worry about your child’s health, and it can be scary when you start noticing signs of a mental health struggle in your son or daughter.

Current child mental health statistics show that mental health disorders are more common than you may realize. (In fact, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that nearly half of all adolescents experience a mental health disorder at some point in their lives.) It’s important to seek help when you notice emotional distress, because in many cases, these issues can be part of a larger problem. Every single day, young children and adolescents are treated for mental illnesses — and successfully. There is help out there!

*If you think your child might have a mental health disorder, do not self-diagnose. Instead, reach out to a mental health care provider.

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