September is Suicide Awareness Month

September is Suicide Awareness Month

Our condolences and prayers are with the family and loved ones affected by the recent incident at Wendell Middle School. We know the community is suffering and everyone needs to heal. The students who shared many hours a day together are the ones probably suffering in silence the most, and we know all the parents…

New Suicide Prevention Hotline

New Suicide Prevention Hotline

DIAL 988 The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline has recently announced its new designated three-digit dialing code number ‘988’. When people call, text, or chat 988, they will be connected to trained counselors that are part of the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline network. These trained counselors will listen, understand how their problems are affecting them,…

Myths & Facts About ADHD

Myths & Facts About ADHD

Myth: “ADD is overdiagnosed.” Fact: ADD/ADHD is actually underdiagnosed, according to recent studies. Found in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Richard D. Todd, Ph.D., M.D., reports initial results from twin-based population studies; suggesting that ADHD is under-diagnosed and has diverse, genetically heterogeneous mechanisms of comorbidity. Myth: “Bad parenting is responsible…

WHO WANTS MORE SLEEP????

WHO WANTS MORE SLEEP????

Melatonin is a natural hormone that helps regulate the daily cycle of sleep and wakefulness. Melatonin production increases at night and decreases in the morning The American Association of Sleep Medicine (AASM) indicates that properly timing the dose of melatonin can be a treatment option for some problems related to sleep timing, such as jet…

What Is Post-traumatic Stress Disorder?

What Is Post-traumatic Stress Disorder?

June is National PTSD month Recent events including police brutality and the Covid-19 pandemic, can be very stressful and cause long-lasting trauma for everyone including children.  It is important for you to understand the symptoms and to know that there is help! Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric disorder that can occur in people who have…

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