So honored so many showed up in the rain to learn more about youth mental health. A really great turn out and even better questions.
If you feel your child’s behavior is not the normal teen struggles, it might be time to ask his teachers and get their opinion. They see lots of adolescents in a day and often have good perspective. That’s actually how I found out that Charles might be suffering from depression. Your gut also will tell you things are not normal. Start with the school then move next to doing an evaluation.
- Presentation on Google Drive – Warning. It’s mostly pictures. I don’t use notes.
- Presentation on downloadable pdf
This will help you understand the parenting style presented for building resilience and problem solving skills.
9 things you can do to prevent suicide, build resilience in your kids
- CMHRC- Children’s Mental Health Resource Center – (804) 828-9897- Call and leave a message. They’ll call you back and match you with those who take your insurance, are near you, see the age group you are looking for, provides the services you seek
- Motivating Teens – 66 page book download
- Crisis Lines in Virginia– PDF is on the page
- Resources for mental health
- Resources for suicide
- Medication takeback locations pdf – Locations in Richmond, VA
- Find a Medication takeback location near you– US
- How to talk to someone thinking of suicide. Ask the Question. Are you thinking of suicide?- Flyer
Training for suicide intervention and prevention
- SafeTalk (3 hour for suicide risk), ASIST training (2-day for suicide risk), Mental Health First Aid- How to handle a mental health crisis
- NAMI Family to Family– Free course on how to live with someone with mental illness
- Family Support Groups (mostly groups for parents)
Posts of Interest
- How I build resilience in teens in schools and YMCAs
- Why is a Psychological evaluation important?
- 6 things you need to know about social media
- Bullying example
- Can addiction be prevented?– Richmond Family Magazine (Preventure)
- What is the Preventure program?
Suicide & Mental Illness
- 7 reasons I think we are seeing more depression
- Podcast with Dr. Stem on teens: Turning Pain into Purpose, Starting a New Chapter after a Devastating Loss
- Suicide: Myth or Fact?
- Did Charles show signs of mental illness?
- Did Charles show warning signs of teen suicide?
- Why did he kill himself? Contributing factors to Charles’ suicide
- What do those thinking of suicide say?
- For the Teen Contemplating Suicide and Looking for the Strength to Reach Out
- 7 Strategies we could implement to prevent school shootings
- The Final 48 Hours
Drugs and self harm
- Not my child
- I’m Going to Teach my Adolescent to Drink Responsibly, ‘Like They Do in Europe’
- Is your child or spouse using?
- Covert spaces teens use to hide drugs
- Things in your home that have abuse potential
- As your oral surgeon to stop prescribing oxycodone
- What to say to someone who is cutting?
- Should you let your teen smoke pot at home?
Youth Suicidal Behavior Is on the Rise, Especially Among Girls- Wall Street Journal Article
Suicide was the second-leading cause of death among 10- to 24-year-olds in 2016, up from third place in earlier years, according to the CDC
“[Suicide] It’s such a critical public-health crisis right now,” said Lisa Horowitz, a staff scientist and pediatric psychologist at the National Institute of Mental Health, which is attempting to boost suicide prevention in part by improving screening at emergency departments and pediatrician offices.
That study found a particular uptick in mental-health issues beginning around 2011 and 2012 and noted that about half of U.S. teens were using smartphones by late 2012. The study also found the correlation between screen time and mental-health problems was stronger in girls.