Anxiety & Depression

What Is the Link Between Anxiety and ADHD?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and anxiety disorders frequently occur together. These conditions can simply exist simultaneously, or ADHD may contribute to the development of the anxiety disorder. Read more ›

Book: Your Turn: How to Be an Adult

What does it mean to be an adult? In the twentieth century, psychologists came up with five markers of adulthood: finish your education, get a job, leave home, marry, and have children. Since then, every generation has been held to those same markers. Yet so much has changed about the world and living in it since that sequence was formulated. Read more ›

It’s Not Your Fault. Okay, It Kinda Is.

Educator, author, and public speaker, and parent Julie Lythcott-Haims shares her perspective drawn from her own experience about how to re-pattern a family dynamic to reduce kids’ anxiety. Read more ›

What Happened to American Childhood?

To protect children from physical harm, we buy car seats, we childproof, we teach them to swim, we hover. How, though, do you inoculate a child against future anguish? For that matter, what do you do if your child seems overwhelmed by life in the here and now? Read more ›

ADHD and Anxiety: Symptoms, Connections & Coping Mechanisms

ADHD and anxiety are closely connected. Anxiety disorder is ADHD’s most common comorbidity — in no small part because the ADHD experience makes for a life characterized by stress and worry. Read more ›

Anxiety, Stress Remain Top Concerns for California Students, Survey Finds

Schools might be reopened, but the mental health impact of the pandemic has lingered for thousands of California students. More than half of those surveyed during the pandemic said they lack motivation, often feel depressed and have not received counseling services, according to a recent study. Read more ›

Healthy Minds: Prioritizing Mental Health [web resource] [downloadable]

It’s important to support the mental health of all children—before, during and after challenges arise — and to support parents’ and caregivers’ mental health too. Read more ›

Black Youth Face Rising Rates of Depression, Anxiety, Suicide

Nearly everyone has experienced a degree of anxiety or depression due to the pandemic. But for young Black people also confronting persistent racism and ever-widening inequities, the current moment has led to an acute crisis in mental health. Read more ›

Why Teens Need More Sleep, and How We Can Help Them Get It

We already know this pandemic has been horrendous for teens and their mental health. But there is another piece that plays an important factor in teen mental health, especially now: sleep and its role in boosting mental health and emotional resiliency. Read more ›

Kids Are Back in School — and Struggling With Mental Health Issues

Schools across the country are overwhelmed with K-12 students struggling with mental health problems, according to school staff, pediatricians and mental health care workers. Not only has this surge made the return to classrooms more challenging to educators, it’s also taxing an already strained health-care system. Read more ›

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