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A Better Behavioral Health Safety Net for America: 988

In a bid to combat mental health crises, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has developed a three-digit dialing code to connect callers to a national suicide prevention hotline. We have all learned since childhood to call 911 for immediate assistance in the event of a fire or health emergency, but 988 is now intended to be a resource for mental health emergencies, suicide prevention, and other urgent situations.

What can you do to assist those who are in a mental health […]

Children’s Mental Health: Feeling Safe, Confident and Healthy

May is Mental Health Awareness Month — a month filled with advocating for a variety of mental health issues. Since last week’s focus was children’s mental health, we’re sharing tips on making kids feel safe, confident and healthy.

Making Them Feel Safe

Creating a sense of safety — both emotionally and physically — is vital for kids’ mental health.  According to the National Association of School Psychologists, feeling connected and welcomed allows children […]

By | 2021-05-13T12:51:45-04:00 May 13th, 2021|health, mental health|0 Comments

5 Ways Pets Help A Child’s Mental Health

If you already have a child and own a pet, I’m sure you’ve seen the positive effects that they have on your child’s development. But for the rest of you, you’re probably wondering: “How can a dog help my child’s mental health?” Well, any pet can positively impact anyone’s mental health, regardless of their age. This phenomenon is called The Pet Effect.

By | 2020-11-13T13:15:10-05:00 November 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments