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Blog Posts About Adolescent/Child Mental Health

Discover insight & supportive resources on adolescent & child mental health with our blogs. Get valuable information to help promote children's mental health.
What is Considered Childhood Trauma?
Childhood is often depicted as a time of innocence and joy, but for many, it can be filled with challenges and adversity. Traumatic experiences during childhood can leave enduring marks, significantly influencing an individual’s life path and personal dev...
March 28, 2024
My Child Doesn't Want to Go School: What Do I Do?
As parents, the most challenging time is getting your children back into the school routine after a much-needed summer break. This transition is difficult for many families; however, it's important to understand children may be experiencing feelings of di...
September 27, 2023
How to Help Adolescents Process Trauma
In my experience as a clinician, I have found that many people do not know the negative implications stress can have on children, specifically adolescents – children ranging in age from 12 to 18 years old. Needless to say, this is already a hard age to ma...
November 30, 2022
National Bullying Prevention Month: Bullying Prevention and Encouraging Kindness
October is National Bullying Prevention month, so what better time to talk about bullying than now? While bullying can occur at any time throughout life, it is frequently experienced in childhood and adolescence. Even the definition from the CDC is focus...
October 28, 2022
Pediatric Mental Health Evaluations
Have you ever wondered why your child may struggle in school? Or why do they have difficulties completing tasks at home? Or maybe worry about how they are getting along with peers? While some of these issues may be a part of typical age development, you m...
August 24, 2022
Omicron and the Youth Mental Health Crisis
We are embarking upon the second year of the Coronavirus pandemic. For many, the Omicron Variant served as another inconvenience, annoyance, or obstacle to daily life. For teenage students attending schools, however, it's a contributing cause to an ongo...
February 09, 2022
The Social Media Diagnosis Phenomenon
The start of the COVID-19 pandemic limited social interactions and outside activities for millions of adolescents and young adults, forcing them to turn to social media for a sense of community, connection, and friendships. The increased number of stresso...
January 19, 2022
A Deep Dive into Attachment Styles and Disorders
While this article is related to attachment and attachment-related disorders, it holds a special place in my mind. Before being a therapist at Clarity Clinic, I worked at a Chicago-based non-profit called Mercy Home for Boys and Girls. Mercy Home serves...
September 02, 2021
Becoming Dr. Shenoy
Dr. Sudhakar Shenoy is one of our newest psychiatrists at Clarity Clinic. He’s an active member of various professional organizations, is well-published, and has worked with offices of senators and representatives in regard to healthcare advocacy and poli...
March 05, 2021
Love Shouldn’t Hurt: An Overview of Teen Dating Violence
February is the shortest month of the year, yet it holds space for us to celebrate many things such as Black History Month, Groundhog Day, and many lighthearted observances. However, let us not forget that February is also Teen Dating Violence Awareness M...
February 10, 2021
Dealing with Bullying: Advice for Caregivers
Written By: Maryjane Reilly, LPC
January 13, 2021
The Effects of Being Motherless
There is nothing like the closeness of a bond between a mother and her child. One of the most obvious reasons involves the fact that a mother carries her baby inside of her body for months! Talk about close. At some point during the pregnancy, the fetus...
April 16, 2019
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