Children

"Glass People" — New Short Film

5/14/2013

Watch ADAA's new film, which focuses on a college student who is overwhelmed by finals, his relationship, graduation, the prospect of looking for a job, and other real-world pressures. When he seeks help, his life turns around.

The Cicadas Are Coming

5/12/2013

If you live on the East Coast and have an insect phobia, you might want to seek treatment before the next brood of cicadas emerges very soon. 

May 9: Children's Mental Health Awareness Day

5/9/2013

Anxiety is a normal part of childhood, and every child goes through phases, but many suffer from an anxiety disorder. Screen your child for an anxiety disorder.
Learn about anxiety and depression in children.

New Podcast: Teen Social Anxiety Disorder & Interventions That Work

4/30/2013

Ms. Shannon, a licensed marriage and family therapist, describes effective treatments for social anxiety disorder in teens. Watch a video of a teen talking about her experience with the disorder and how she got help.

Reacting to a Traumatic Event

4/16/2013

It’s not unusual for people who have experienced traumatic events to have flashbacks, nightmares, or intrusive memories when something terrible happens -- like the explosions at the Boston Marathon. Be tolerant of your nervous system: It’s having a normal reaction. Learn more.

Stressed, Worried, and Have No Confidence?

4/15/2013

Watch this webinar with Dr. John Walker to find out what you can do to manage stress and develop effective strategies will help you to stay healthy and happy.

“People need help. And asking for it isn’t a weakness. Admitting you need help and asking for it? That is acknowledging fear and gaining strength from it. ”

Running for Myself

A lot of things scare me. Right now, those things include my first 20-mile run of marathon training that I have this weekend and sharing this post. That’s the thing with fears, though. Embracing them usually makes you stronger.

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