teenagers with anxiety

Expert advice: How to help teenagers with anxiety

Strategies and insight from the Counseling & Wellness Center of Pittsburgh.

LGBTQ+ teens in Pittsburgh

New group therapy option for LGBTQ+ teens in Pittsburgh begins at UPMC

This new 10-week group therapy program is designed for LGBTQ+ teens in Pittsburgh.

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Little Otter brings a new mental health resource to the Pittsburgh region

At the moment, there is no waiting list for mental healthcare from Little Otter.

LGBTQIA+ resources

Local and national LGBTQIA+ resources for youth and parents 

In Pittsburgh and beyond, these resources are available to offer information and support.

Advice from experts on talking with kids about mass shootings

Talking with kids about shootings can be difficult. These ideas and resources can help.

Mothers and mental health

Mothers and mental health: “As a mom, I can sometimes feel like a shadow of myself”

We don’t hear enough about mothers and mental health. This essay offers

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KDKA: Teen mental health is getting new attention

Teen mental health is getting valuable attention in Pittsburgh and beyond. Check out KDKA’s report.

Listen, Lucy

Through ‘Listen, Lucy,’ Jordan Corcoran is helping local teens understand mental health

The Listen, Lucy program brings valuable mental health information and encouragement to local schools and beyond.

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What is mindfulness? This easy guide can help families throughout the new year.

How can families practice mindfulness? This quick guide explains.

The Carnegie Elementary School Chill Room

Chill Project opens first space for elementary students in Carnegie

Each Chill Room comes with an AHN-licensed counselor or social worker who is there full-time to help students.

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Practical tips for easing kids’ social media anxiety

Our friends at Common Sense Media share great advice for helping kids handle social media anxiety.

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How better sleep can bring better mental health for Pittsburgh’s kids and parents

Advice from Pitt’s Sleep Center that can help the whole family feel happier and healthier.

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Guest editor Julius Boatwright on community mental health and how we can help young people be well 

Expert advice on helping your children — and yourself — be mentally healthy and well.

Public Source: Activism beyond trends — How I went from a teenage reposter to a real world advocate

This local high schooler took his activism from social media to the real world in order to advocate for mental health awareness.

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. 

Want help with 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.


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