Mental Health

What you should know if you’re drinking while underage

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Maybe you’ve tried alcohol once or twice yourself, whether because of curiosity, peer pressure, or because your parents let you have a little sip now and then. Though lectures from your parents or other adults about the dangers of alcohol can seem to get old pretty quickly, there’s a reason you should wait until you’re 18.

What should you do if your child self-harms?

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Self-harm is not very likely to stop after just one conversation, but open, non-judgmental communication with your child is a huge step in the right direction. Be patient and show them that you care.

Dealing with Frustration and Anxiety During COVID-19

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Around the world, people are adjusting to working from home or being home-schooled. Without a doubt, this can be a challenging experience for most families and staying mentally healthy can become difficult.
Parenting during a pandemic (like COVID-19) can increase the levels of stress experienced by all members of a family. The disruption in daily routines and the anxiety over becoming exposed to this new virus can often lead to interpersonal conflict (for example, domestic violence and child abuse), depression, violence, etc.

Parenting Strategies for COVID-19

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As a parent or guardian, have you ever been in a situation where you were too angry or frustrated to respond to your child calmly and positively? Parenting is a demanding but rewarding opportunity to help shape the minds of young persons. Children can make you angry at times and parents need to use techniques that will help them manage their emotions in difficult situations. This is also necessary because the likelihood of a child being abused by their caregivers significantly increases when the persons engaging in the disciplinary actions are angry or feeling overwhelmed by stress.

Conflict Management

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Have you ever gotten into an argument or fight with someone?  Or had a quarrel with your best friend?  If you have, then you have experienced conflict.   Conflict is the disagreement between two or more persons who have different views. There are so many reasons why conflict may occur,… 

Deliberate Self Harm

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What is Self Harm? Helmets, seatbelts, firemen….what do these things have in common? Well, they all protect us from harm.  We all try to protect ourselves and avoid things that are harmful to us. Sometimes, though, people may do things that are dangerous with the intention of causing harm and… 

Depression

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What is Depression? There is nothing wrong with feeling sad and down sometimes. In fact, most of us feel ‘out of it’ at some point in time or another. These feelings are normal.  Things like an argument with a friend, a breakup, doing poorly on a test, or a best… 

Respect

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Having Respect Having respect means treating yourself, others and even the environment with kindness and consideration. It means taking care of yourself, and being aware of how your actions affect others. Respect is like a boomerang- if you throw respect out at the world, it will come right back to… 

Self Esteem

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What is Self Esteem? Self esteem means the way we feel about ourselves. It is your opinion of yourself. For most of us, sometimes we feel good, sometimes we feel not so good. When you have high self esteem, you believe in yourself, you feel that you have a lot… 

Stress

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Pressure! I can’t handle this! This is how most of us would feel when we are stressed.  Stress is a feeling we may get when we are faced with a challenge.  It is a natural reaction when we feel threatened, or when something upsets our balance in some way.  …