5 Ways to Help Improve a Child’s Mental Health
Good mental health allows children to think clearly, develop socially, and sets the framework for their mental health as adults. Paying attentions to your child’s mental health now by making sure to take all possible measures to promote self confidence, high self-esteem, and a healthy emotional outlook on life will lay the foundation for who they will become as adults.
In a recent survey by the Department of Health in 2016, over a third of young people aged 11-16 had concerns about their mental health, but as many as 61% of respondents did not seek professional help for their mental health concerns. There are many factors that impact a child’s mental health and can be a result of nature or nurture, or a combination of the two. It is important to be able to discern between the two and be proactive in order to promote positive mental health, whether you are a foster care provider or a parent.
What is EMDR Therapy?
Have you ever heard of EMDR Therapy? If this acronym sounds familiar, it is likely because therapists in a variety different specializations now offer it. So what is EMDR Therapy exactly? EMDR, or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy, is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma, anxiety, panic disorders, disturbing memories, post traumatic stress, and many other emotional problems.
Does Medicaid Cover Therapy? Mental Health and Insurance Questions Answered
Putting off mental health care, even when it is badly needed, is far too common. It’s difficult to know what costs come with therapy, where to find a good therapist you feel comfortable with, and how to tackle the insurance side of it. Many Medicaid recipients have trouble finding out if medicaid covers therapy at all. Let’s answer a few of these questions and make it easier to take that first step to becoming your healthiest self.