655 Craig Road
St. Louis, MO 63141

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Sunday CLOSED

Dr. Lena Pearlman And Associate Practice Update – 5/19/2019

Something to think about…
“Don’t believe every worried thought you have. Worried thoughts are notoriously inaccurate.” -Renee Jain

Let’s Connect On Twitter (Join My PLN):
I share information about mental health, education, medicine & more. It is very important to be a part of a PLN (professional learning network). Join mine!
https://twitter.com/drlenapearlman 

Mental Health Statistic:
Over one-third of students with a mental health condition age 14­ and older who are served by special education drop out—the highest dropout rate of any disability group. (NAMI)

TED Talk – “Don’t Suffer From Your Depression In Silence”
Having feelings isn’t a sign of weakness — they mean we’re human, says producer and activist Nikki Webber Allen. Even after being diagnosed with anxiety and depression, Webber Allen felt too ashamed to tell anybody, keeping her condition a secret until a family tragedy revealed how others close to her were also suffering. In this important talk about mental health, she speaks openly about her struggle — and why communities of color must undo the stigma that misreads depression as a weakness and keeps sufferers from getting help.
https://www.ted.com/talks/nikki_webber_allen_don_t_suffer_from_your_depression_in_silence/details?referrer=playlist-how_to_practice_emotional_first_aid

Article – “How Much Does Poor Body Image Affect Mental Health?”
Like it or not, most of us are aware of how we look. We have all had a bad hair day, or worried whether we are wearing the right clothes for a particular event. The traditional stereotype is that young women are more concerned about their appearance than young men. Societal pressures, media images, and doting relatives saying how pretty a female child looks all have an impact. But how serious an impact can it have on our wellbeing and our mental health? And just how much does our body image trouble us as we get older? Statistics by the charity the Mental Health Foundation (MHF), show that poor body self-image can affect all ages, not just younger people, and the reactions it can trigger range from anxiety and self-disgust to suicidal thoughts.
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/may/17/poor-body-image-mental-health

Article – “Talking To Your Child About Their Mental Health”
Whether your child is struggling with depression or you want to be proactive before a problem arises, these guidelines from experts can help start the conversation.
https://www.todaysparent.com/kids/kids-health/strategies-for-talking-to-your-child-about-their-mental-health/

Therapy, Counseling & Coaching:

-Our team of five therapists sees patients of all ages, couples & families.
-We offer AM/PM, Sat. & ONLINE appoints (available to all Missouri residents).
-We specialize in anxiety, depression, and relationships.
-Appointments available within a few days (if not sooner).

Please contact us for more information at: 314-942-1147, bryan@STLmentalhealth.com or https://www.STLmentalhealth.com.

Take care!

Lena

Dr. Lena Pearlman, LCSW
Clinical Director & Lead Therapist
Dr. Lena Pearlman & Associates
https://www.STLmentalhealth.com
655 Craig Road, Suite 300
St. Louis, MO 63141
314-942-1147
doctor@STLmentalhealth.com
On Twitter at: https://twitter.com/drlenapearlman

“Every kid is one caring adult away from being a success story.” – Shipp