From 2019 to 2021, rates of anxiety and depression doubled worldwide.
46% of US parents said their children’s mental health declined during the pandemic.
Right now, suicide is the second leading cause of death for adolescents.
Being a parent is rarely easy, and parenting adolescents and teens is no exception. Your child’s brain and body are changing profoundly and quickly. Fluctuating hormones spark emotional storms. It’s all part of the bargain you didn’t know you’d made when you first held that tiny infant in your arms.
Most parents manage to navigate the ups and downs, trusting they won’t last forever. Yet sometimes dramatic changes in moods are wake-up calls to more serious problem.
Learn more about the early warning signs of clinical depression and bipolar disorder, and discover the supports that are available to parents, educators, and mental health professionals.
If Your Adolescent Has ADHD: An Essential Resource for Parents provides the up-to-date information and down-to-earth support that parents need. It offers an in-depth look at causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and parenting strategies.
If Your Adolescent Has an Eating Disorder: An Essential Resource for Parents is an authoritative guide to understanding and helping a teenager with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder, or other eating disorders.
Trans Children in Today’s Schools is the only resource dedicated to helping parents and schools work together to ensure a safe and welcoming environment for transgender students—and by extension, all students.
Making Meaning of DifficultExperiences is a self-guided mental health resource for anyone who has had potentially traumatic experiences and who wishes to work through them independently, outside of a formal therapeutic setting.