Category: Parenting

The final post

After six years and publishing more than 300 posts from a variety of psychologists, we’re winding down this blog and will no longer publish new posts. Thank you to everyone who has read, commented, shared and contributed to our events, such as the annual Mental Health Blog Month Blog Day.
If you’re looking for tips on …[Read More]

You should talk to your kids about mental illness. Here’s how.

 
(This is a guest post by David Susman, PhD, a psychologist in Kentucky.)
If you’re a parent and you or another family member has experienced mental health concerns, you probably have felt unsure about how to talk with your children about this issue. Should you discuss it at all? If you do, what should you …[Read More]

Managing your emotions during your child’s transition to college

This strange thought occurred to me when I was making a list of all the stuff I was going to need to send my son off to college: where’s the college shower?
When a child comes into this world there is the baby shower, where experienced parents and a caring circle of friends pile on the …[Read More]

It’s OK to talk to your children about suicide. Here’s how:

None of us want to talk about suicide, but lots of us are thinking about it. A 2009 study by SAMHSA found that 8.3 million adults in the United States had serious thoughts of suicide in the past year. That’s a lot of people–and it’s just for one year. The study also found that 2.3 …[Read More]