Scientists worldwide have been studying the effect of religion and spirituality on mental health and addiction recovery in children, teens, and adults. Below are research findings that show religion and spirituality improve adult and adolescent mental health, including recovery from mental crises and substance abuse, when the spiritual approach carries messages of love, kindness, tolerance, and moral responsibility. But when religion had a punitive or unforgiving message to those with mental or substance abuse disorders, the results were disheartening: a worsening … Continue reading
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Cool WEBSITES for TEENs
Motivating Others Through Voices of Experience: A national youth-led mental health organization for people ages 16-24.
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- What’s in your troubled child’s future?
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- Your bullied child has legal rights to protection and safety
- 12 Ways Dogs Reduce Depression & Anxiety
- Use the “S” word: talk with your child about suicide
- Take this parenting test if you have a troubled child
Cool RESOURCES for You
National Educational Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder
Support Group in Portland OR
Every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month, from 4 pm - 6 pm, Providence Child Center
Conduct Disorders forum-"A soft place to land for battle weary parents"
Information on children and teens with OCD, and a list of providers
Popular organization for adults and children with ADD or ADHD
"Need to talk? We're here 24/7." Give this number to your child if you suspect they might run away: 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929). You can check in here if they do.
A child's bipolar symptoms can be reduced with these steps.
Collaborative Problem Solving information & resources for parents with explosive children
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