MANAGING STRESS DURING COVID-19 THROUGH TELEHEALTH THERAPY
The outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic has overwhelmed our society. We are all going through a difficult time transitioning into social distancing, online school, working from home, financial stress, and fear of contracting the virus. The ability to manage our stress is very important during this crucial time. Taking care of our mental health is important for both parents and children. Our mental health issues do not go on hold during a public health crisis….. (read more)
HOW STUDENTS CAN MANAGE THEIR MENTAL HEALTH WHILE ENGAGING IN eLEARNING DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC
Students in many parts of the world have made significant changes to their daily routine to slow the spread of Covid-19, also known as the novel coronavirus. In order to practice social distancing students have refrained from going back to their classrooms and have switched to eLearning. While analyzing students’ mental health, it is clear that the huge shift in their routines and the stress of the virus has had a negative impact on them. It is possible for students to manage their mental health needs and be academically successful during the 2020-2021 eLearning school year…. (read more)
HOW DO YOU TALK TO YOUR CHILDREN ABOUT GRIEF AND LOSS?
When the mass shooting occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, parents were lost as what to do and where to begin in efforts to support their grieving children. In many families, the parents were just as traumatized as the students. Children can become silent suffers. When tragedy and loss strike our youth unexpectedly like this, they quickly must learn how to deal with a roller coaster of emotions. As a licensed clinical social worker and trauma professional, I have a few helpful solutions to make uncomfortable… (read more)
HOW TO DEVELOP A TRUSTING RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR TEENAGER
You may believe your teenager is open and honest with you because you have made an effort over the years to bond and develop a trusting relationship with your teen. However, the teenage years can be a game changer. It is common for teenagers to pull away and begin a private life. In some families this will go unnoticed, while in others parents say it is very obvious that their teenager is pulling away. As a therapist for more than 15 years, I know that it is common for teenagers to be rebellious and defiant. The combination of autonomy and immaturity can lead to risky teenage… (read more)