Mental Health & Self Care


The Mental Toll of Social Media

Studies have found that too much time on social apps can be harmful to mental health. Here's what you should know.
Getting your wheels going again when you're stuck in a rut

Getting Your Wheels Going Again When You’re Stuck in a Rut

Metro Parent's editor in chief discusses ways to break up monotony when you're stuck in a rut and the resurgence of a familiar activity that daring kids will love.

What Parents Need to Know About Anorexia

This severe mental and physical illness often goes undiagnosed and untreated.

The Power of Mindfulness

What it really means to practice mindfulness – and how to teach your kids this important mental health tool.

How the Holidays Can Wreak Havoc on Kids’ Mental Health

Time off school and high-pressure gatherings can make the season a source of more stress than joy. Here's how to support your child through it.

When Bullying Hits Home

The issue puts kids at risk for many serious mental health conditions. Here's what parents should know.

How to Talk to Kids About Tragedy

A local mental health expert weighs in on what parents should say and what to avoid.

The Importance of Addressing Mental Health in Schools

Young people spend a lot of their time in school – a place to learn, grow and connect with others. But when a child or teen is facing mental health difficulties, it’s not always the...

National Recovery Month Gives a Voice to Those with Substance Use Disorders

The stigma attached to substance use often forces people to battle in silence. Oakland Community Health Network officials say National Recovery Month in September offers much-needed support.

The Truth About Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Why it's not just a personality quirk – and how families can find help.

The Big Benefits of Nature on Mental Health

A local expert weighs in on how spending time outdoors improves mental health.

Mental Illness and Executive Functioning Skills

Deficits in 'executive functioning' commonly occur with mental health conditions in children. Find out how you can help bridge the gap.