Articles containing: treatment

Marijuana: Facts And Myths

May 18, 2017

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Many parents and teens wonder about the safety of using marijuana. While much is known about this substance, there is still considerable controversy about its potential harm to teenagers.

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For Those Suffering From Addiction, Recovery Is The Most Likely Outcome—But How Do We Get There From Here?

May 17, 2017

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NOTE: In light of the landmark substance abuse and recovery legislation that was passed today by the Massachusetts Legislature, this blog and podcast couldn’t be any more pertinent.

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Adolescent Substance Use: How The Addiction Free Futures Project Plans To Make A Difference

May 15, 2017

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This is the first blog post in a series as part of The Clay Center’s involvement in the Addiction Free Futures Project from the Children’s Mental Health Campaign, the aim of which is to expand youth and young adult access to substance use prevention and early intervention tools like SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referra

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Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day: Parent Resources

May 4, 2017

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The internet provides a seemingly endless amount of information about almost any topic you could imagine. Parents are as likely to turn to the internet as they are to well-worn “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” books.

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My Experience Helping Children With Autism: A Story Of Hope

April 12, 2017

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This blog post is part of a series entitled Real Lives, Real Stories: Personal Experiences With Mental Illness.

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Why Can’t We Budge The Tide Of Teen Depression?

April 3, 2017

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When I was a teenager, one of my buddies called me out for my rejection of tobacco.

“That stuff’ll kill you,” I said to my friend as he lit up his cigarette.  “My dad’s a lung doctor.

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More Kids Are Receiving Mental Health Care, But…

August 6, 2015

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At The Clay Center, we find ourselves writing often about how seeking psychiatric treatment is stigmatized in the United States.  We especially worry about this issue when it comes to children and adolescents.

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The Crisis In Pediatric Psychiatric Emergency Rooms

July 28, 2015

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Intro music written and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.
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How busy are psychiatric emergency rooms?

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Psychiatric emergency rooms are busier than you can imagine—unless you’ve been stuck in one.

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Preparing For Your Child’s First Appointment With A Mental Health Clinician

April 13, 2015

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In our previous post, we spoke about what to do if you feel your child might be in need of psychological help.  We noted that even finding the right phone number on the back of your insurance card can be challenging.

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