Written by: Melissa Lyon Edited by: Melissa Carmona Millions of children struggle with their mental health each year, and the annual Children’s Mental Health Week seeks to raise awareness in a variety of ways. It’s been a difficult year for children and teens throughout the United States. Graduations, birthday parties, school and gathering with friends […]Read more
Written by: Melissa Lyon Edited by: Melissa Carmona Medically Reviewed by: Jenni Jacobsen, LCSW, LMFT It’s okay to be nervous about telling your parents you need help for a drug or alcohol problem. It shows courage and maturity to take this important step toward recovery. Talking to your parents about going to rehab can be […]Read more
Written by: Melissa Lyon Edited by: Jonathan Strum If your teen is struggling with substance use amid the added stress of the pandemic, these strategies and resources can help you support their recovery. Though adults face many of the pandemic’s challenges, it’s important to think about what children are going through as well. Since March […]Read more
Written by: Melissa Lyon Edited by: Jonathan Strum Opioid-related deaths are on the rise in Florida during COVID-19, so teens may be at a higher risk. Educate your teen to help them avoid drug use or recover if necessary. Adolescents are facing many new struggles during the COVID-19 pandemic. They’ve spent most of the year […]Read more
Written by: Melissa Lyon Edited by: Jonathan Strum The holidays are the perfect time for sharing traditions, teaching lessons and bonding as a family. It also creates a great opportunity to instill wisdom about the dangers of substance use. It’s not uncommon for children to begin using dangerous substances as early as 12 years of […]Read more
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