Suicide: How to Identify If Someone Is At Risk and How To Help
Suicide is a serious problem in the United States. In fact, roughly 125 people die by suicide every day. So, in order for us to be able to help prevent suicide, it is important for us to know how to identify the signs of suicide risk and provide support to those who are struggling. Here's what you need to know.
Back to School Toolkit: Youth & Technology
Virtual spaces are everywhere and have become a constant presence, offering social connectedness and the ease of instant communication. But the online world of selfies and social media also brings with it challenging situations that can have a negative impact on youth mental health.
Mental Health America's 2023 toolkit, "Selfies, Social, And Screens: Navigating Virtual Spaces For Youth", provides information, tips, and resources for young people, caregivers, and school personnel on how to protect youth mental health in a digital world.
The Effects of Bullying on a Child's Mental Health and What Parents Can Do to Help
One in five children report being bullied at school, while a recent study found 35% of students, grades 6-10, reported having been cyberbullied in the last year. Regardless of the type of bullying, the effects on a child's mental health can be far-reaching and long-lasting. Here's what you need to know.
Back to School Mental Health Tips
Back to school can be a time of excitement and anticipation, but it can also be a time of stress and anxiety. For students who are struggling with their mental health, the transition back to school can be especially challenging. Here are some mental health tips to help.
Integrated Healthcare: What Is It and How Can It Benefit Me?
Integrated healthcare is a model of care that brings together physical and behavioral health providers to deliver coordinated, patient-centered care. This approach recognizes that physical and behavioral health are interconnected, and that addressing both is essential for the best health outcomes. Find out more ...
Senior Mental Health: Concerns, Illness, and Resources
As we age, our mental health can become more fragile. We may experience changes in our mood, memory, and thinking. We may also be more vulnerable to mental health disorders, such as depression, anxiety, and dementia.
According to the CDC, around 20% of individuals aged 55 and older are affected by mental health conditions. Let's discuss some common mental health concerns, their contributing factors, preventative tips, and helpful resources.
LGBTQIA+ Teens: Diversity and Inclusion
LGBTQIA+ youth, age 13-18, struggle with the challenges of being different, while also wanting to be included. It is our duty, as an empathetic and inclusive society to try to educate ourselves about the LGBTQ+ community, and learn how to interact with them respectfully, especially when it comes to adolescents. Here is some advice from HCBH Clinical Therapy Intern, Annie Walk.
How to Support a Loved One Through a Difficult Time
Sometimes, in life, we experience difficult times that feel extraordinarily challenging and overwhelming. During these times, it is important to have a confidant to listen, love, and support you through it all. In turn, it is also important for you to be there for the people you love when they need you most.
If you have a loved one who is going through a tough time, you may be wondering how you can best support them. Here are some tips.