Talking to your child about their mental health is hard. But by proceeding with caution and patience and following our strategies, you can initiate a productive and important conversation.
As many as 1 in 200 adolescents and teens struggle with obsessive compulsive disorder. Some experts believe, the disorder has become even more prevalent since the start of COVID. If you are worried that your child may have OCD, there are symptoms to look out for and actions you can take.
As we mark the anniversary of the global pandemic, there is new research about young people and substance use during COVID-19. The pandemic has taken a big toll on the mental health of both adults and children, which is generally considered a predicter for increased substance use. But some new research suggests that adolescents and teens are experiencing fewer of the other major factors that influence drug and alcohol use at a young age, which may be a positive sign.