Comprehensive School and Community Treatment (CSCT)

Comprehensive School and Community Treatment (CSCT) is designed to provide in school support for children with a serious emotional disturbance.  The CSCT team, made up of a therapist and a behavioral specialist, offers individual and group therapy sessions, family therapy and supports, in class support, and advocacy for students in the program.  The goal is …

Coping With Signs Of Mental Health Disorders In Your Child

Photo via Pixabay by KHeinz An estimated 57 million Americans live with mental illness. Studies have shown that half of all cases of mental illness begin to show symptoms by age 14. However, it can take much longer to get a firm diagnosis. The reason it’s so difficult to diagnose mental illness in a child …

Does Social Media increase depression?

Today, I’m excited to share with you a conversation with Dr. Jean Twenge. Dr. Twenge is a professor of psychology at San Diego State University, consultant, and author of over 110 scientific publications. Jean will also be a speaker at our National Leadership Forum this summer in Atlanta. Here are some highlights from our conversation. Tim …

To Boost Mental Health, Start With Your Body

Your brain controls your body and your body fuels your brain. In order to understand how to begin to boost your mental health, you need to think about the mind-body connection. Though a comprehensive approach to solid mental health involves techniques such as meditation, relaxation, and for some can involve prayer and other types of …

How Teens Can Manage Anxiety Without Turning to Drugs/Alcohol

How Teens Can Learn to Manage Anxiety without Turning to Drugs and Alcohol Between the social pressures, changing bodies, and burgeoning responsibilities, teens are at a high risk of developing anxiety problems. And those teens are also at a high risk of turning to drugs and alcohol to help them cope. While some may find …