Talking to Teenagers… About Mental Health

The stories of my students and clients often mirror my own experiences as a teenager, and I’m confident that continued conversation is crucial to healing and the end of stigmatization on an individual and societal level. Dialogue about mental health deserves space, awareness, and safety. Use these strategies to support conversation about mental health with your teen.

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3 Ways of Getting Out of an “I Can’t” Belief

What does the moment of "I can't" look like for you? Having a tough afternoon, day, or week, is normal; it’s a part of the human experience! It’s a normal part of being a parent and leading your family. It’s a normal part of being a teen and searching for your place in the world. Yet, our society has trained us to hide or ignore emotions. We are often taught to disconnect from our emotions, to disregard them, or to hide them. Being with our sensations in intentional, compassionate ways enables and empowers us to move towards healing and personal growth. Try these 3 Ways of Getting Out of an "I Can't" Belief.

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