InBrief: Early Childhood Mental Health

What do we want for our children? What’s our goal? Our goal is to have productive citizens that are going to be part of thriving communities. So how do we get from here to there? As we grow up and as we move into becoming functioning members of society, our mental health is an important …

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Day at Work: Occupational Therapist

Day at Work: Occupational Therapist

My name is Lani Hessen and I’m an occupational therapist. If you think about what occupies your time as a human, occupational therapist can work with any of those performance areas. Occupational therapy is really creative, uh career. We want our children to be successful in all areas of, you know their occupations and the …

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It’s OK To Talk About Youth Mental Health

It’s OK To Talk About Youth Mental Health

(Ryan) I think I was in the third grade when I got diagnosed with ADHD. I was constantly getting in trouble. I couldn’t sit still. I couldn’t listen, I couldn’t do anything that anybody asked me to do. In middle school I started experimenting with drugs, trying to self-medicate. (Jack) At a very early age, …

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Children’s Mental Health Disorders – A Journey for Parents and Children

Children’s Mental Health Disorders – A Journey for Parents and Children

♪ Music ♪ Eartha (Josh’s Mother) – I saw symptoms of something, especially with his learning. I noticed he was having problems with colors. For me, he wasn’t articulate enough for his age. Whenever we would have guest over or friends, you know he would meet them at the door and jump on them. Josh …

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