PARENTS: ARE YOU IN THE KNOW?

For Parents

As parents, we want the best for our children. We hope they have good physical, mental and emotional health. These topics are diverse, but deal with mental and behavioral health concerns that your children may experience.

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Teen Suicide Prevention – Ask. Say Something.

Teens describe common signs that a teen is considering suicide and provide encouragement for communicating directly and immediately for support and safety. It also Includes...

Dangers of Synthetic Drugs

It is important to educate our children on the dangers of drugs, including synthetic drugs, such as, Spice. This news report shares a story about...

Anxiety and the Family

Provided by Yale University, this film shares information on pediatric anxiety and offers information on how to assist your child who may be suffering from...

The Heroin Epidemic

This is a 2015 documentary produced by Bryan's Hope to raise awareness of the heroin epidemic. This video features people from Waterford, Michigan. If you...

Teen prescription drug abuse

Parents needs to know the growing problem of teen prescription drug abuse and heroin abuse. This video shares where teens are getting their prescription drugs...

College Students Speak to Parents

Published by KnowsyMoms, this short video provides answers from college students about what advice they would offer to parents. It's healthy to understand both sides,and...

College Students: A Mental Health Check

Video produced by Rudy Pineda, Director of College Services. Video is to persuade college students to get mental health help when they experience the stress...

How to Deal with Bullying

Advice from Liz Laugeson, PsyD on how to teach our children how to deal with bullying and teasing.

Common Hiding Spots for Drugs

Captain Kevin Hunter, Vice and Narcotics Division, Fort Wayne Police Department, walks parents through where to check in their child's room for hidden drugs.

Mental illness is a disease or medical condition of the brain. You cannot separate the head from the body, so a mental health situation could negatively affect other areas of your body and well-being.

Other disease gain support of family and friends, and can easily be talked about. Mental health issues should also gain this same level of support, and should be easily talked about without worry of stigma.

Children are not immune from depression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions. They can experience PTSD from traumatic events. And, they may not always open up to you.

Children and teens can try to cope with issues by taking drugs and alcohol.

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