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Anxiety during Childhood

Anxiety is a normal part of childhood. But as parents and carers, it is sometimes hard to know the difference between normal worries and something more serious. In most cases, anxiety in children is short-lived and goes away after a while. Some examples of normal worry might be: being shy or being worried about being…

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Depression – How can I be Supportive?

Treat the person with respect and dignity Each person’s situation and needs are unique. It is important to respect the person’s autonomy while considering the extent to which they are able to make decisions for themselves, and whether they are at risk of harming themselves or others. Equally, you should respect the person’s privacy and…

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Building Good Mental Health

Early support children and young people to look after their mental health and wellbeing are really important. Good mental health habits during adolescence provide a solid foundation for positive mental health in the future. While they go through puberty and the stage of development called adolescence young people deal with many changes. Changes in the…

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Common Youth Mental Disorders

Major depressive disorder – the key feature is the presence of either depressed mood, loss of interest or pleasure or being grouchy, irritable and in a bad mood. Symptoms of a major depressive disorder may include significant weight change, loss of appetite, difficulty sleeping, and restlessness, loss of energy, fatigue, feeling of worthlessness and inability…

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Using Technology to Support Youth Mental Health

Even there are many Youth Mental Health organizations, in some cases, patients fall through the cracks and how is a young person able to access a private psychologist when those most vulnerable are unable to pay the gap or traveling is too far? Having to wait six months on a public mental health waiting list…

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Living with a Chronic Health Condition

Have you been diagnosed with a chronic health condition? Wondering how you’ll cope? Chronic illnesses are mostly characterized by a condition that is long lasting, has many risk factors, complex causes, a long latency period, and which has a functional impairment or disability. A diagnosis of a chronic health condition such as diabetes, osteoporosis, arthritis…

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I Have Nobody to Turn to

Loneliness is a feeling disconnected from the world around you or feeling of distress or sadness about being by yourself. It may be felt more over a long period of time. It is also possible to feel lonely, even when surrounded by people. Isolation is being separated from your environment and other people. Sometimes this…

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What Parents Mean to Teenagers?

When lots of other things in teenagers lives are changing they need support and love from parents. Through ordinary, everyday activities you can keep a strong relationship with your teenage child. Teenagers, parents and family relationships As children move into the teenage years, many people think that families become less important to them. But your…

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How to React if Your Children Feel Crisis?

Children can often feel: apathetic: ‘I just don’t care anymore’ scared: ‘I feel worried, nervous’ confused: ‘I can’t think straight’ immobilized: ‘I feel stuck and nothing helps’ despairing: ‘It all feels hopeless’ overwhelmed: ‘I don’t feel in control’ bewildered: ‘I’ve never felt like this before’ angry: ‘How dare he die and leave me’ that the…

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