At the Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds, we think a lot about helping kids as they’re growing up with all sorts of challenges. Most families will experience some kind of challenge along the road of life, whether behavioral, psychiatric, chronic, or living with a disability. Dr. Ellen Braaten's family is no different, and in this episode of Shrinking It Down she joins. Dr. Steve Schlozman as a co-host to welcome a very special guest: her brother, Robert. Robert, who has Down Syndrome,...
Last season, we talked about the benefits of pets for our kids' mental health. That unconditional love helps our children build skills and navigate important life lessons. What we don't tend to think about, though, is that one day our pets will be gone. When that happens, do we try to shield our kids from the pain? Would it have been better not to have a pet at all? In this episode of Shrinking It Down: Mental Health Made Simple, co-hosts Gene and Steve kick off our new season in...
Kristen Chello from the Massachusetts Children's Mental Health Campaign and John Kelly, Ph.D. sit down to talk about the Addiction Free Futures campaign and how to prevent adolescent substance misuse and abuse misuse before it begins. Check out the accompanying blog on our website: http://www.mghclaycenter.org/parenting-concerns/teenagers/adolescent-substance-use-how-the-addiction-free-futures-project-plans-to-make-a-difference/
Is there a connection between creativity and mental illness? Dr. Mark Vonnegut joins to discuss. Check out the accompanying blog on our website: http://www.mghclaycenter.org/parenting-concerns/creativity-mental-illness/
Dr. Robert Accordino, founder of Music for Autism, discusses the organization and its mission to make music concerts accessible to individuals with autism and their families. Check out the accompanying blog on our website: http://www.mghclaycenter.org/parenting-concerns/grade-school/music-for-autism-is-music-for-all-reshaping-and-expanding-a-disability-friendly-space/
Child homelessness is a national crisis. The first in a series of podcasts in collaboration with Lesley University Child Homelessness Initiative. Check out the accompanying blog on our website: http://www.mghclaycenter.org/parenting-concerns/infants-toddlers/plight-homeless-children-united-states/
"Your heart cannot beat unless you feed it". Anorexia nervosa is a deadly and very complex disease. Nicole shares her story of recovery along with Dr. Emily Gray. Check out the accompanying blog on our website: http://www.mghclaycenter.org/parenting-concerns/teenagers/anorexia-nervosa-access-care/
Sexual assault is a disturbing, distressing, but important and relevant topic. Sexual assault survivor and UN Global Hero Ali Safran shares her story and how she's worked to support other survivors and end sexual violence. Check out the accompanying blog on our website: http://www.mghclaycenter.org/parenting-concerns/teenagers/alis-story/
Why are we drawn, year after year, to classic holiday movies? Drs. Beresin & Schlozman discuss the nostalgic draw of holiday films. Check out the accompanying blog on our website: http://www.mghclaycenter.org/hot-topics/watch-holiday-classics-season/
We're supposed to make merry and be joyous during the holidays, so why are we so stressed? Listen here for tips on how to cope with holiday stress. Check out the accompanying blog on our website: http://www.mghclaycenter.org/hot-topics/coping-holiday-stress/
Family dinners can make for happier families and healthier kids. Anne K. Fishel from The Family Dinner Project chimes in! Check out the accompanying blog on our website: http://www.mghclaycenter.org/parenting-concerns/families/putting-little-thanksgiving-nightly-family-dinners/
Pressure and stress has increased for high school students applying to college. When do these pressures begin, and should parents be worried for their kids? Check out the accompanying blog on our website: http://www.mghclaycenter.org/parenting-concerns/the-stressed-junior/