One in 5 children is living with a mental illness. But kids don’t wear their thoughts on their sleeves, so it’s time to give them a voice. This channel is dedicated to that exact cause. Our behavioral health expert, Gina McDowell is here to help you and your child navigate the storm of mental illness. We’ll provide the most up-to-date, relevant information regarding children’s mental health. Look for tools, resources and advice as you continue your journey to wellness. And please like our channel and subscribe for new content posted every other Tuesday.
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Ashley Eckstein is an actress, author and entrepreneur. Most known as the voice of Ahsoka Tano in Star Wars The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels, Ashley is also the Founder of Her Universe - the groundbreaking fangirl fashion company and lifestyle brand. Ashley shares her personal mental health story as part of her larger advocacy platform and frequently shares On Our Sleeves on her “Mental Health Mondays” to her legion of fans online. Watch her interview with Dr. Parker Huston as we navigate through these uncertain times together.
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Answering questions about your child's hospital stay can cause stress and anxiety. But, it doesn't have to if you follow some simple tips.
Answering questions about your child's hospital stay can cause stress and anxiety. But, it doesn't have to if you follow some simple tips
Ashley Eckstein is an actress, author and entrepreneur. Watch her interview with Dr. Parker Huston as we navigate through these uncertain times together.
Now more than ever it’s so important to form bonds with your loved ones. Here are 5 questions to get the conversation started.
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Our kids experienced a huge disruption to their routine at the end of last school year, and it’s highly likely that many things will be different once they return. It’s impossible to prepare them for every detail going in to the new year, but there are steps you can take to ease some of the anxiety about going back.
How do you find behavioral health information? Our experts gave us a list of good websites you can use to find information about mental health.
Learn a few, simple tips for starting this needed conversation with your kids.
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Ways you can resolve this new year to stop saying words that shine a negative light on mental illness.
Gina McDowell gives us the obvious and not so obvious signs a child may need therapy.
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We know that waitlists for services can sometimes be long. Here are a few things you may be able to do in the meantime.
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