BACK TO SCHOOL

Back to school stress

A school year has never started with so much uncertainty and controversy.   Without clear and consistent directions or guidelines, parents are left to make very difficult, painful, and consequential decisions about their children’s education. Will it be detrimental to your children’s mental health to keep them home, or will it be detrimental to their …

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The Youth Mental Health Project: Supporting Our Children

Supporting our children Mental health

I was diagnosed with breast cancer ten years ago. While I am grateful to be alive, the experience led me to become a fierce champion of an entirely different cause. During my 12 months of treatment, including aggressive chemotherapy and multiple surgeries, my family, friends, and community members rallied by my side. The flowers, babysitting …

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YMHP Statement on Racism in America, and its Impact on Mental Health

Black Lives Matter

The Youth Mental Health Project stands in solidarity with all who oppose racism and inequality in our nation, and we demand systemic change. We condemn all institutions and leaders who promote and perpetuate violence. We believe that Black Lives Matter. We are listening and we want to do better. We know that It is not …

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COVID-19 And The Mental Health Of Your Children

COVID-19 And The Mental Health Of Your Children

Life is full of uncertainty, and the public health concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic have increased stress and anxiety levels in children and adults in an unprecedented way. Our communities, leaders, friends, and family members are reacting intensely, which increases our distress. Whether you believe the world is overreacting or underreacting, try to remember that …

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