When a kid or teen has Fear of Harm FOH it can be difficult for parents to distinguish between mood struggles and temperature troubles. But there are tools you can use to help your child manage either way.
For those who experience trauma, cumulative stress, anxiety, and other effects of mental illness, dissociating is the body’s way of coping and protecting itself from real or perceived danger. Dissociation can take on different forms. Three common forms children living with FOH report are
depersonalization, derealization, and localized amnesia.
A 504 Plan or Individualized Education Program (IEP) is a necessity for students living with mental health struggles and mood disorders due to the inconsistent nature of mood episodes.
When a teenager lives with a medical or mental health disorder there are additional considerations in order for driving to be safe for your teenager and others who share the road with them.
Living with a mental illness is living with a serious medical condition. Parents, kids, and families need information and support to understand the challenges they face in regards to mental health.
Traditional behavior management strategies can escalate symptoms of mood disorders. There are better ways, and support from other parents can help.
Kids and teens with mood disorders experience an ebb and flow to symptoms. Learning new ways to parent and make lifestyle changes help medication work better.
Symptoms kids and teens experience with a mood disorder impact behaviors, social relationships, school work, and more. But your child is still there.
In kids, teens, and adults with bipolar a mixed state can be a dangerous time with depression and mania happening all at once.