What obsessive-compulsive disorder in kids looks like in school

www.washingtonpost.com By Valerie Strauss People with obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD, suffer from unwanted and intrusive thoughts that they can’t seem to get out of their heads, called obsessions, which often compel them to perform ritualistic behaviors and routines, or compulsions, over and over to try to ease their anxiety. Children and teens may not realize they READ MORE

Half of all hospital beds in Canada for kids and youth filled to treat mental health

http://www.cbc.ca/ There is an alarming trend involving a growing number of Canadian children turning to hospitals for mental health services. Across the country, child and youth emergency room visits for mental health issues increased 45 per cent from 2007 to 2014. On any given day, roughly half of all overnight hospital patients aged 5 to READ MORE

Kids Mental Health: 5 Signs Your Kids Are In Good Shape

huffingtonpost.ca By Alyson Schafer We are finally working together as a culture to lift the stigma of children’s mental health issues. Given the stats from the Canadian Mental Health Association, we can’t waste more time. Check this out: 10 to 20 per cent of Canadian youth are affected by a mental illness or disorder. Approximately READ MORE