Written with a focus on borderline personality disorder, at heart, this book describes the aching in-chronic-crisis teens we encounter in our work everyday. And while not every teen has borderline personality disorder, youth workers working with teens in crisis will recognize the cycles of behaviour described and be encouraged with the strategies provided to assist teens as they navigate their messy lives. -Book Review by Jen Hubbard
Anxiety impacts roughly 1 in 5 Canadian teens–and it’s often confusing to know how to help. This video gives an overview of the signs & symptoms, plus simple tips for assisting teens in moving forward.
To view our anxiety helpsheet that accompanies this video click HERE.
We know the amount of care required by serious mental health concerns is too heavy to manage alone. Working together is better. Helping teens with mental health challenges requires the creation of or connection to a network of support for the
Self-harm can be confusing because it may present itself differently in different teens. But one thing that is predictable is the cycle the young person moves through. Learn to recognize the phases of the cycle and what you can do to respond to self-harm when you see it in a youth.
This is an early psychosis prevention program full of information on psychosis and practical resources for treatment and recovery. Approximately three per cent of the population will experience a psychotic episode at some point in their lives; many will have their first experience in adolescence or early adulthood. For some, the symptoms come on gradually and appear to be the behaviours of a “difficult teen”; in others, the symptoms appear rapidly and are clearly the result of a disorder. This website gives insight into what psychosis looks likeAlso includes ways to help someone who is suffering. www.psychosissucks.ca