teen mental health

Pittsburgh teens are struggling. This advice from the U.S. Surgeon General could help.

Teen mental health needs your attention. “We need your support and we need you to connect with us, now more than ever,” says Xiao.

On a visit to Pittsburgh, the Surgeon General talks with Charlie Batch about child and teen mental health

Mental health for kids and adults is “a universal challenge in America,” says Dr. Vivek Murthy.

SEEKS SES

$10 million will help kids battle the pandemic’s emotional impact

The project’s name, SEEKS SES, stands for Supporting Expansion and Enhancement of K-12 School-Based Social, Emotional Supports.

grounding kit

What is a grounding kit? Learn how to make this tool that can help with emotional regulation.

Grounding kits are a great resource to keep on hand for situations in which a person needs relief from stress, anxiety, or both.

At Café Momentum, teens learn lessons in restauranteering — and life.

Photo above courtesy of Café Momentum. We’ve heard a lot about the uptick in violence among young people in the Pittsburgh region recently including shootings and fights in all kinds […]

Human Services Center Mon Valley has helped families for 40 years, and they’re just getting started

The Human Services Center was established in 1982 as a human services “mall” with a mission to fight poverty.

holiday stress

It’s not just about the kids: 5 expert tips for parents on navigating holiday stress and sadness

Holiday stress and sadness can make this season feel less than jolly. This advice may help.

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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.

little otter

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.

LGBTQ 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

teen mental health

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.

what is mindfulness?

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

kids and phones

Practical tips for easing kids’ social media anxiety

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

limit stress with good sleep Photo by Kate Stone Matheson on Unsplash

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.

Photo by Dan Meyers on Unsplash

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.


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