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 You Motivate A High School Student to Do Well in High School When They Just Aren’t Interested in School?

Neil Gorman, MSW, LCSW
Psychodynamic Therapist
Edgewood Clinical Services
2948 Artesian Rd, Suite 112
Naperville, IL 60564

While often overlooked, the importance of simply being a receptive listener can help increase a child’s motivation. Listening is especially important when a parent has asked a question. Frequently it is very tempting to interrupt a child answering a question we have asked, however motivation can be significantly decreased by interruption.

In addition to this it is very important for parents who are listening to remember that there’s going to be much about their child’s experience on which they are not experts, but one of the best ways to become more informed as to listen to the child speak.