Please make sure to scroll down through the entire page as there is a lot of varied information on such important topics as ADHD to Depression to Trauma.
- Conversation Starters for Parents to Talk to their Children about Drugs/Alcohol
- Making the Talk Count! - Age appropriate information to help guide the discussions
- The Alliance for Safe Kids - Local support groups
- Childmind.org - Helping Children when and where they need it most
- Parents - Help with Test Anxiety
- UNDERSTOOD...a new tool for parent information!
- This Winter, the Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CUCARD) Westchester is pleased to offer comprehensive programs and support for children, adolescents, young adults and their families who struggle with anxiety, OCD, and related concerns. All groups meet at our office, located at 155 White Plains Road, Suite 200 in Tarrytown. To see what is being offered, <click here>. For more information about any of the programs below, please contact them at 914-631-4618
- Lifelines: A Suicide Prevention Program Parent Resources
In 10th-grade Health class, your child has or will be learning about Mental Health and better understanding what they can do to improve their mental wellness. As in years past, our school counselors will be joining us as we approach our Suicide Prevention portion of the unit. Here are some parent resources for your review:
Cognitive Behavior Therapy Resources - "How CBT works with ADHD"
- Mental Health and Teen Substance Abuse
- How to Talk to Your Teen About Substance Abuse
- National Institute of Health - Parent Information on Drug Use/Abuse
- NYS Combat Heroin Kitchen Table Toolkit Part I
- Teaching Your Teen About Binge Drinking
- Alcohol Consumption and the College Scene
- Tips to Prevent Underage Drinking
- Statistics on Underage Drinking - The Infographic is powerful
- What Juuling/Vaping does to your body
- Vaping Presentation from Dr. Stumacher
- Marijuana and Psychosis
Heroin and Opioids
- Opioid Presentation from NY State
- Facts about Controlled Substances - Know the risks and know the facts
- Facts about Controlled Substances (Spanish)
- Facts on Heroin and Opioids - Data and some suggestions to prevent use/abuse
- Facts on Heroin and Opioids (Spanish)
- Signs and Red Flags - of a potential problem
- Middle School Challenges for Children with ADHD
- ADHD in Teenagers
- Cognitive Behavior Therapy Resources - "How CBT works with ADHD"
- What is Social Anxiety?
- Anxiety: Tips for Teens
- What Can Parents do to Help Children with Test Anxiety?
- Treating Anxiety
Child Mind Institute
- Resources for Families - Find Information of a Variety of Mental Health Topics
- Mental Health Disorders and Substance Abuse
- Binge Drinking
DBT - Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Mental Health Articles/Websites
It is important to remember that stress is a natural reaction and not all stress is bad. Short-term positive stress can motivate you, help you concentrate and help you perform better. However, chronic negative stress is associated with health problems like fatigue, overeating, chronic headaches, muscle, and joint pain. In some extreme cases, stress can even lead to more serious mental health issues.
We all know how hard it is to avoid stress these days with many ongoing demands for your time and attention. Understanding the stress/health connection can help you better manage stress, improve your health and well being, and develop healthy habits to ease your everyday stress. Remember that a good night’s sleep is the most important natural stress reducer!
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