As young people move into their teens, parents face seemingly endless challenges to ensure their adolescents’ health and safety – an increasingly difficult and stressful task as teens push for more independence. Parents want to ensure that their teens make the right choices, hang out with the “right” people, and live productive, alcohol- and drug-free [...]
Monthly Archives: June 2009
My son turned 15 years old in January. Along with the concerns/crisis that we go through each and every day, I am always wondering about the future. What will happen to him? What will he do, where will he live, how will he spend his time, etc.
Time seems to creep by, and now adulthood is [...]
What do I do if my child has a crisis?
If your child has a mental health crisis, and your child and family receive mental health services and have a crisis plan (formal or informal) developed with your mental health service provider, you should be able to follow the plan that was developed. These crisis plans [...]
In the public mental health system, psychiatrists do not do therapy. If a psychiatrist is involved in your child’s care, they will do a psychiatric evaluation and they may prescribe medication. They will be part of the treatment team which partners with your child and your family and the other professional service providers. They will [...]