Digging Deep Blog
“When life pulls you under, you can kick against the bottom, break the surface, and breathe again.”
Trying to get through to your teen can feel about as productive as trying to get your houseplant to empty the dishwasher. Here Liza from Teen Mental Health shares their top tips for using conversation to create connection.
As it became clear that my treatment was working, I rebuilt my life with my cancer journal as my guide. Here is what I learned.
In this way and so many more, your child’s chronic illness can help you discover what really matters.
“Story” is about growth. Where will your story lead?
Choosing to seek mental health support for your child is challenging. But once a child is in therapy, it seems to help not only the child’s mental health, but the well-being of parents as well.
By putting observations, experiences and feelings in writing, young people can take control of these emotions while releasing some of their negative power through the process of expression.
Sometimes being surrounded by people who want to help or fix or cure them can leave a medically complex young adult feeling like they don’t have much to contribute.
At age 16, a mountain bike crash left Dante Calcagno paralyzed. Here is how he used photography to propel his path to recovery.
Colette Case, one of the pioneers of Child Life care, explains how child life specialists are constantly expanding their roles to accommodate the needs of the most medically fragile children.