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Physical and Emotional changes for Girls and Boys around Puberty

By Family Kickstart Georgia | October 7, 2019

Puberty is the time when all your major organs and body systems mature. At the end of puberty, you are sexually and reproductively mature. The growth and development that occurs during puberty is prompted by changes in the levels of certain hormones in your body. Hormonal changes begin in the…

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Dependence on Alcohol and Drugs

By Family Kickstart Georgia | September 30, 2019

It is often difficult for people to recognize that they have become dependent on alcohol or other drugs. They may see it as a temporary situation because they are in physical pain or because they are dealing with a difficult situation such as grief, loss, anxiety or trauma. Some signs that…

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Common Emotional Problems in Pregnant Women and Mothers

By Family Kickstart Georgia | September 23, 2019

Several emotional problems can arise when you are pregnant or have had a baby. Sometimes these emotional problems are all just called postnatal depression. This is not correct and can mislead, especially since problems can arise during pregnancy too. Pregnant women and mothers may have mental health issues, such as…

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Connections Matter

By Family Kickstart Georgia | September 16, 2019

Throughout your life, the number and strength of your relationships affect your mental and physical wellbeing. Social ties affect not only your personal health but also extend to broader society. People who spend more time with each other forge happy, productive communities. The benefits of social connections and good mental…

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Children’s Problems

By Family Kickstart Georgia | September 9, 2019

Children’s mental health is just as important as their physical health. While most children cope well with life’s difficulties, sometimes parents may notice their child’s behavior is unusual or different from other children the same age, it is a sign that your child needs help and support. Children are usually…

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What is Depression in Children?

By Family Kickstart Georgia | September 4, 2019

Personal disappointments, difficulties or family losses influence children as well as on their parents and adolescent brothers and sisters. Friendship problems and bullying or cyberbullying can have very major effects on how they feel. Not all children can bounce back emotionally.  When children are miserable and show several other changes…

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Ways to Improve your Mental Health and Wellbeing

By Family Kickstart Georgia | August 28, 2019

Good mental health and wellbeing mean different things to different people and every person has to find their own way to a life that is meaningful and satisfying for them. Things that can contribute to positive mental health and wellbeing include: spending quality time with close friends and family working…

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Signs of Child Abuse or Neglect

By Family Kickstart Georgia | August 21, 2019

Child abuse or child maltreatment is physical, sexual, and/or psychological maltreatment or neglect of a child or children, especially by a parent or a caregiver. Child abuse may include any act or failure to act by a parent or a caregiver that results in actual or potential harm to a…

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