These brief, practical guidelines were developed to help parents intervene with suicidal or self-injurous youth. The guidelines are available for English, Spanish, Chinese, and Korean. audiences
Create a personalized stress management plan so we are as prepared as possible to handle life’s challenges. This template, designed with input from young people, can be personalized. It draws from the full plan published by The American Academy of Pediatrics in Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings.
Building resilience—the ability to adapt well to adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats, or even significant sources of stress—can help our children manage stress and feelings of anxiety and uncertainty. However, being resilient does not mean that children won’t experience difficulty or distress. Emotional pain, sadness, and anxiety are common when we have suffered major trauma or personal loss, or even when we hear of someone else’s loss or trauma. This article from the American Psychological Association provides tips and guidance for parents and teachers in supporting children through challenges.
The goal of this project was to outreach, educate, and increase knowledge pertaining to mental health services within the Latino community. By utilizing a non-stigmatizing method such as a theatrical play, Latino community members learned about the signs and symptoms associated with mental health and became familiar with the services that are available through LACDMH.
The coronavirus pandemic has been hard on kids and teens everywhere — especially those who were already dealing with mental health challenges. Telehealth (which uses technology to deliver healthcare remotely) has emerged as a promising treatment option for children’s mental health. This report provides information about how telehealth works for child mental health and discusses opportunities and challenges related to this approach.