TEEN SUPPORT

KidsMatter has an abundance of resources for fourth graders to young adults who are managing academic, social and emotional stressors daily.

RESOURCES

Simone Biles’ Example: Put Mental Health First

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?

Feeling Mentally Drained? 8 Tips For Mental Wellness

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.

Mental Health Screening For Children & Teens

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.

Treatment – Teen Mental Health

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.

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ANXIETY

Many adults have anxiety, but did you know that the number of teens with anxiety is at an all-time high? Having excessive uneasiness and apprehension, typically with compulsive behavior or panic attacks is not uncommon for a person with anxiety disorder. 

TEEN SUPPORT

Children become preteens, and preteens mold into teenagers who then become young adults. KidsMatter has an abundance of resources for fourth graders to young adults who are managing academic, social and emotional stressors daily.

STRESS

Teen stress can rival an adult's, according to the American Psychological Association, but chronic stress for all Americans is becoming a national epidemic, especially for those who are 25 to 35 years of age. 

ABUSE & ADDICTION

Having your physical and mental health rely on a substance can add complexity and a loss of control to your life. KidsMatter relies on resources from our trusted and reputable partners to assist individuals and families understand why addiction and abuse happens and how to prevent it.

DIGITAL AWARENESS

Smartphones, tablets and other devices have been found to be directly linked to isolation, depression, and anxiety in individuals. KidsMatter regularly holds educational series aimed at educating the community on how to prevent digital addiction and practice a healthy balance of using technology.

SUICIDE

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. and around 14 out of 100,000 people die each year from suicide. KidsMatter's #1 resource is our Crisis Text Line to assist those in crisis and our suicide resources can help you or someone you know who is in need.

MINDFULNESS

Mindfulness, a popular meditation technique, allows you to focus your attention on things occurring in the present day, and can have an overall positive impact on both your physical and mental health by decreasing stress levels, sustaining attention spans and more.

PARENT SUPPORT

Parents need to learn about today’s toughest parenting challenges, and KidsMatter wants to help. We are a reliable source of expert information, resources, and suggestions when you don’t know where else to turn.

DEPRESSION

Depression is a common but serious mood disorder that can cause severe symptoms that affect how you may feel, think, and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, or working. Depression can happen at any age and to anyone, and even the most severe cases, can be treated.

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Children become preteens, and preteens mold into teenagers who then become young adults. KidsMatter has an abundance of resources for fourth graders to young adults who are managing academic, social and emotional stressors daily.

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