Olympic gymnast Simone Biles hit her emotional breaking point at the Tokyo Olympic games, withdrawing from the women’s team final and the individual all-around competition after realizing her “mental’s not there.” So, what does this mean for the non-athletes of the world, who can also face intense pressure to perform and can get just as stressed out?
Do you feel like your brain is on overload, and you just don’t know how to handle it anymore at the moment? It may not just be stress that you’re dealing with. It could be that you’re mentally drained. Mental exhaustion can have a negative impact on your life, but there are things that you can do to correct it.
With support from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, DePaul University Clinical Psychology Professor Antonio Polo is evaluating and expanding the use of Act and Adapt, a program that identifies middle schoolers in Chicago’s public school system who are showing signs of depression or anxiety and offers resources to help, including skills to manage day-to-day stressors.
This page provides an overview of the multiple mental health screening and assessment tools that may be used in the primary care setting. Many tools encompass more than one mental health issue, but those that have a primary focus have been grouped into the following categories: ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Substance Use, and Trauma. Clinicians should evaluate a variety of tools before determining what is best for use in their clinical setting.
Addressing the need for teen mental health treatment is tough for any family. Every parent wants their children to be healthy, whole, and happy. That’s why the Newport Academy Treatment Team’s approach to teen mental health challenges begins with love, support, and acceptance.