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Dealing With Our Daughters' Depression After Divorce

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 05.31.2013 | Parents

When Leah's parents announced they were divorcing after 28 years together, the teen slid into a depression that became increasingly severe. Here, in t...

Dad Of 6-Year-Old With Asperger's: "There Was Not A Lot Of Guidance"

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 05.17.2013 | Parents

It took Brian and his wife, Susanna, a lot of research and trial and error before they got their daughter, Arizona, help that really worked. Their 6-y...

Parents Of Mentally Ill 6-Year-Old: 'We Could No Longer Handle Him'

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 05.11.2013 | Parents

Being a mom to three children -- an 8-month-old girl and 4- and 6-year-old boys -- is stressful for anyone, but for Jennie and her husband, Jim, who o...

The NIMH Declares Independence From the DSM-5

Dr. Harold Koplewicz | Posted 07.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Harold Koplewicz

For what we need to do in mental health research, the DSM approach is not appropriate. Even if it is still the best way to diagnose disorders and deliver treatment and knit the mental health care system together, it must begin to be supplanted by a new science-based framework.

Catherine Pearson

How My Daughter Learned To Live With Her Anxiety Disorder

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 05.03.2013 | Parents

As part of Speak Up for Kids, an initiative led by Child Mind Institute to provide the public with information about children’s mental health, we wi...

The Barriers to Mental Health Care for Kids and How to Overcome Them

Dr. Harold Koplewicz | Posted 07.01.2013 | Parents
Dr. Harold Koplewicz

In the wake of the Newtown shooting, President Obama called for a national conversation about mental health. But that conversation really begins in your home and your community, and it doesn't start and stop with individual tragedies.

QUIZ: Facts And Myths About Children's Mental Health

Posted 05.10.2012 | Parents

Your child is acting out. Does that mean he has ADHD? Do your daughter's mood swings mean she's plagued by full-blown depression? In honor of National...

Disorder Many Parents Don't Know To Look Out For

| Posted 05.10.2012 | Parents

Written by Beth Arky. This story is part of Speak Up for Kids, an annual public education program held during National Children's Mental Health Awa...

What Is ADHD, and Why Do People Say It Doesn't Exist?

| Posted 05.09.2012 | Parents

Written by Dr. Steven Kurtz This story is part of Speak Up for Kids, an annual public education program held during National Children's Mental Heal...

For Kids, How Anxious Is Too Anxious?

| Posted 05.08.2012 | Parents

Written By Jerome Bubrick, PhD This story is part of Speak Up for Kids, an annual public education program held during National Children's Mental H...

Speak Up for Kids Mental Health This Week

Dr. Harold Koplewicz | Posted 07.04.2012 | Parents
Dr. Harold Koplewicz

The public perception of child and adolescent mental illness hasn't changed along with the possibilities that have opened up to treat or even prevent it.