Kidsburgh Mental Health Guide: How can your school help you and your kids?

Schools have a wide range of resources available to help kids and their families with mental health.

Kidsburgh Mental Health Guide: What do we mean when we talk about kids’ mental health?

There is plenty of information and support now available to help families cultivate the best possible mental health.

Kidsburgh Mental Health Guide: What are warning signs of mental health difficulties in kids?

If heightened emotions seem to get in the way of their daily life, or a child seems very frequently angry or sad, it’s important to investigate further. 

Kidsburgh Mental Health Guide: Where parents can access community services

Fortunately, there are many good — and in many cases free — sources of mental health support in Pittsburgh. 

Worried about family stress and anxiety? Take this mental health first aid class

A virtual first aid kit, the course gives users tips for identifying depression, anxiety and other mental conditions.

Mental health is a back-to-school priority for kids of all ages

Consider these helpful notes on mental health and social-emotional wellness from the “So Now What?” back-to-school series.

6 ways to support kids’ mental health right now

As the pandemic pushes kids’ lives even more online, their mental health depends on parental support — and a lot less anti-tech talk. 

From toddlers to teens: How to help your kids get a good night’s sleep

“Sleep is like a bank account — you only have so much to withdraw.”

What you should know about cyberbullying: It’s on the rise amid the pandemic.

Kids are almost always one step ahead of their parents in terms of technology.

Pittsburgh kids fight the stigma of mental health with a powerful peer-to-peer program

Through the Stand Together Against the Stigma program, students and teachers are seeing the culture of their schools change,

Just breathe! Kids ease their anxiety as families practice mindfulness

From kindergarten kids to professional athletes, mindfulness has never been more mainstream. With good reason.

Look to Fred Rogers for help on talking to kids about death, addiction, cancer — and even a pandemic

How to talk to your kids about big issues? “Everything Fred did was built on the idea that we can make what is mentionable, manageable.”

Here’s the secret to happy, successful kids. Pittsburgh experts weigh in.

The ability to manage emotions is the building block for all other aspects of life and it’s a learned skill.

Are your kids anxious about coronavirus? Dr. G is here to help

The health crisis can be frightening for kids when schoolyard chatter raises all sorts of misinformation.

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Just say no? It’s not so easy when you’re a mom being pulled in many directions.

Do you have a hard time saying “no?”  That’s what “Single Mom Defined” blogger Heather Hopson is working on.