Mental Health Issues

Mental health issues can affect any family, at any time. Buts stigmas around these issues can prevent parents from reaching out for help, for fear that they or their child will be judged.

Fortunately, there’s hope. People are breaking down barriers and talking more openly about mental illness and mental health issues. And with increased awareness and visibility comes greater access to resources for parents who struggle with these challenges.

These videos offer parental support and information on topics such as depression, self-harm, and how to obtain the help your child needs.

How Can I Help My Child Get Into a Good College?

Julie Nelson-Kuna, PhD, LLC
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
800 W. 5th Avenue
Suite 101 B
Naperville, IL

How Can I Help My Child Get Into a Good College?

The issue of finding a ‘good’ college is frequently on the minds of parents of both children and adolescents, as building a college resume seems to begin for our children at younger and younger ages. College choices should be driven by the unique qualities of your adolescent, and not necessarily by ‘top tier,’ or status seeking Ivy schools, as determined by US News and World Reports. Naviance is a wonderful tool for examining college options. Myths regarding the value of networking and connections gained by the college choice are discussed, and parents are encouraged to work with their adolescent throughout the college admission process.