Category Archives: School

Suicide Myths That Every Educator And Parent Should Know

Suicide Myths That Every Educator And Parent Should Know

Suicide in America is not age specific.

Sadly, teen suicide has become an American epidemic.

Adults are no longer the only ones that experience mental health issues, millions of children in our country struggle with mental illness. One of the biggest challenges that face schools, parents, and medical professionals in identifying children who may be at risk of suicide are the myths that surround it.

In part 2 of a series on the mental health crisis in U.S. schools, NPR spoke to David Jobes, the head of Catholic University’s Suicide Prevention Lab to discuss six common misperceptions of suicide.

Written By: Michelle Rahburn, MAMFT

Disabilities Types – How Can Counseling Help?

Disabilities Types – How Can Counseling Help?

Intellectual and developmental disabilities include a wide range of disorders. Some, like Down syndrome, begin before the individual is born. Others, like the Autism spectrum, can have their onset later in life. Disabilities can affect the individual intellectually, physically, or both. Some examples of other disabilities are Cerebral palsy, ADHD, Fragile X Syndrome, learning disabilities, seizure…

Ways to be an Advocate and an Ally on National Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Ways to be an Advocate and an Ally on National Down Syndrome Awareness Month

I have the best little sister in the world. I’m not bragging though…this is just a fact! She’s kind, caring, a member of the Foster-Schmidt dance company, a huge fan of slapstick humor, and a devoted employee at the Johns Creek Police department. She also happens to have Down syndrome and a bonus 21st chromosome.…

Mental Health In Our Schools and How We Can Help Students

Mental Health In Our Schools and How We Can Help Students

About one in five children in the United States show signs of a mental health disorder – anything from ADHD to eating disorders and suicide. And yet, as NPR has been reporting in their series on the mental health crisis in U.S. schools, many schools aren’t prepared to work with these students. When there are…

The Perfectionist Child

The Perfectionist Child

A little perfectionist likes order, rules, and thrives on certainty. Perfectionism can start at an early age and when parents or caregivers give these children the support they need, they will thrive. However, it can be challenging to teach young children how to to deal with the inevitable reality that not everything can be achieved…

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