Tag: "mental health"
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Parents of Medically Fragile Children
About 10-20% of parents with medically fragile children meet the clinical criteria for post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. Learn about the symptoms and how to help a friend or family member.
Steps to Help Kids with ADHD Manage Their Emotional Outbursts
Between 50-70% of kids with ADHD have symptoms of emotional impulsivity, which means they are more easily frustrated, impatient, excited, angry and annoyed than other kids who are the same age, sex and developmental level as them. Read steps parents can take to help kids manage these emotional outbursts.
Risk Factors for Suicide
Suicide is highly complex and cannot be attributed to a single cause. A combination of health, environmental and historical factors contribute to the risk, but are not necessarily direct causes. Read to learn about some of the more common risk factors for suicide.
Warning Signs of Suicide and Ways to Get Help
Studies suggest that the majority of people who die by suicide give warning signs beforehand, but they're not always obvious. Learn what these signs look like in teens and how to get them the help that they need.
A Mom’s Mental Health Tips for Parents of Kids with T1D
Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) can take a mental and emotional toll on kids. If they're not well mentally, they will likely have more difficulty managing their condition. Read a mom's tips for supporting her daughter's mental and emotional well-being:
15 Books Featuring Kids with Mental Health Challenges
When kids read about characters who are different from themselves, their horizons expand. And when kids read about characters similar to themselves, it can help give them a better understanding of how they fit into the world. Read our list of books for kids that feature characters with mental health challenges.
5 Bigger-Picture Suggestions To Help Build Kids’ Self-Confidence
Kids with a healthy self-confidence typically grow into self-confident adults! Read five bigger-picture suggestions to help them achieve this important trait.
Tips for Talking to Kids About Violence in the News
It's important for parents to talk to their kids about violence they may have seen or heard about on the news. Read a child psychologist's tips for how do to this.
Teens suffering in silence with mental health issues fight back
The pressure of being a kid is taking more and more teenagers and preteens down a dark path. Children are dealing with anxiety, depression, and having thoughts of suicide. Doctors
Transgender Youth and Suicide: A Call for Education and Understanding
A recent study shows transgender youth are at high risk for suicide. Learn why more awareness, education and understanding are needed.
Nurturing Perfectionism: Helping Kids Learn to Fail
Teaching kids how to fail, especially the ones who lean toward perfectionism, will help them to cope with the challenges that lie ahead.
Tips for Teaching Resiliency in Kids
Because resiliency is crucial to kids' future success, one of our psychologists explains how parents can help foster this important life skill.
Ribbon Cutting for Expansion of College Hill Campus for Mental Health Care
Cincinnati Children’s President & CEO Michael Fisher led a group of dignitaries, mental-health-care experts including Dr. Michael Sorter, and members of our Board of Trustees in the ribbon-cutting ceremony for
How ‘Patiently Made’ Has Brought Us Closer Together
This is my and my daughter’s second year participating in Patiently Made, and we love it. Patiently Made started last year as a way to have patients, staff and members
Tips to Help Your Child or Teen with Depression
A pediatric psychologist at Cincinnati Children's shares simple tips you can try at home to help your child or teen combat depression.
“Patiently Made” Program Offers a Creative Outlet for Young Artists
Originally intended as an effort to personalize the space at the newly renovated east wing of Cincinnati Children’s College Hill Campus, a new gallery called “Patiently Made” is proving that
Dr. Michael Sorter Weighs in on Shortage of Child Psychiatrists
A Cincinnati mother is searching for resources and support to help her deal with the mental health issues of her 13-year-old son who suffers from early-onset bipolar disorder, autism and
Disordered Eating: How to Recognize When A Child Needs Help
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Food is a powerful thing. It has the power to sustain life and bring people together, but it also has potential to be a centerpiece of unhealthy behavior. In a
How ‘Patiently Made’ Was Born
It was spring of 2013, and it started out like any other second Thursday of the month. The Patient and Family Advisory Council gathered to discuss the usual things, like