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Creating a Safe Place for LGBTQ Youth

At Nexus Family Healing, we know that how we treat those who are different from us is incredibly important. When diversity is valued, our uniqueness is recognized, including differences in our gender identities and sexual orientation. These play an important role in everyone’s lives, and those who identify as LGBTQ face unique challenges regarding mental health.

Hard Conversations with Teens

Talking about our own feelings, and in particular suicide, can be uncomfortable and overwhelming. Learn how to engage teens in a valuable, yet difficult conversation.
 
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Creating a Crisis Safety Plan With Your Child

Are you a planner? As a parent or caregiver, what if there was a way to plan for more than just the monumental moments in life? However, there may be unforeseen moments throughout our children’s lives that lead up to these milestones, and we want to ensure that your child reaches these milestones safely. It is important to help your child develop a crisis safety plan for moments when life may feel a bit too heavy to handle on their own. 

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lgbtq youth

Creating a Safe Place for LGBTQ Youth

At Nexus Family Healing, we know that how we treat those who are different from us is incredibly important. When diversity is valued, our uniqueness is recognized, including differences in our gender identities and sexual orientation. These play an important role in everyone’s lives, and those who identify as LGBTQ face unique challenges regarding mental health.
 
Black young boy hanging on the back of his father. Both father and son are smiling.

The Importance of Fathers and Their Mental Health

Research shows that fathers play a critical role in their children's lives. Strong father involvement increases academic performance, social competence, and better peer relationships. Men and fathers are not immune from their own challenges, including high rates of depression, suicide, and chemical abuse as they age. And men are far less likely to seek mental health services than women. As we strive to be good fathers and positive role models to our children, remember that what we do matters as our children look to us to determine their own sense of self.
 
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Maintaining Children’s Mental Health During Summer

When trying to work out a summer schedule that also helps maintain your child’s mental health, remember that less is often more. It’s important to find a balance between providing some structure to children’s time, but not making it so structured that they can’t properly rest and find themselves more stressed.
 
Feelings Dice

Feelings Dice

This dice game helps older children and teens discuss emotions in a healthy way.
 
Feelings Tic-Tac-Toe

Feelings Tic-Tac-Toe

Use this Tic-Tac-Toe game sheet to help your child identify the many feelings they may experience, how those emotions feel in their own brain and body, and recall a time when they felt that emotion.
 
Supporting Your Child Before Therapy Starts

Supporting Your Child Before Therapy Starts

This is a list of five areas you can use to support your child and yourself during that gap before therapy starts or in between appointment dates.
 
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National Day of (No) Silence

The National Day of Silence started as a student-led protest in the 1990s where LGBTQ+ students and allies take a vow of silence to protest the harmful effects of harassment and education discrimination against the LGBTQ+ community. Take a look at this event's history and how you can celebrate this year's National Day of (No) Silence.
 
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Stress Relieving Methods for Kids

According to the American Psychological Association, more than 60% of high school students say they feel stress on a daily basis. Stress can show up differently depending on your child's age. As parents and caregivers, it’s important to watch for signs of stress in your kids, realize how to identify it, and have some methods on hand to help your child when they are feeling overwhelmed.
 
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4 Ways to Strengthen Family Mental Health

In the hustle of day-to-day life, taking care of our mental health can easily get lost in the shuffle. Family mental health is incredibly important, especially in times of high stress and change. Here are four ways to strengthen your family's mental health.