How parents encouraging their anxious children to face their fears can be helpful and healthy

I know some might be thinking is it good to encourage our children with anxiety? We don't want to push them too far and cause their anxiety to spiral in a negative way, but we want to help our children. I have two children that suffer from anxiety. It's at times a major thing for … Continue reading How parents encouraging their anxious children to face their fears can be helpful and healthy

How To Approach The One Year Anniversary Of Your Child’s Suicide Attempt

In the past month, I’ve gotten several messages asking me for advice regarding how to handle the one-year anniversary of their child’s suicide attempt. My heart breaks for the parents sending the emails – and for the children who went through the experience. I’m not a parent… But I am the person on the other … Continue reading How To Approach The One Year Anniversary Of Your Child’s Suicide Attempt

Signs of Mental Illness in Children

Many people think that children cannot be mentally ill. Many parents won’t believe their child is having difficulties. They believe they are faking it, or are looking for attention. Some might think that mental illness is an adult problem. The truth is that children can get mentally ill, like adults. Children’s symptoms are different than … Continue reading Signs of Mental Illness in Children