Something to think about…
“Twenty years of medical research has shown that childhood adversity literally gets under our skin, changing people in ways that can endure in their bodies for decades.” -Dr. Nadine Burke Harris (California Surgeon General)
Mental Health Statistic:
At some point, anxiety affects 30% of children and adolescents, yet 80% never get help (Child Mind Institute, 2018).
TED Talk – “The Unexpected Benefit of Celebrating Failure”
“Great dreams aren’t just visions,” says Astro Teller, “They’re visions coupled to strategies for making them real.” The head of X (formerly Google X), Teller takes us inside the “moonshot factory,” as it’s called, where his team seeks to solve the world’s biggest problems through experimental projects like balloon-powered Internet and wind turbines that sail through the air. Find out X’s secret to creating an organization where people feel comfortable working on big, risky projects and exploring audacious ideas.
Article – “How Team Sports Change a Child’s Brain”
Adult depression has long been associated with shrinkage of the hippocampus, a brain region that plays an important role in memory and response to stress. Now, new research has linked participation in team sports to larger hippocampal volumes in children and less depression in boys ages 9 to 11. Research by Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.
Article – “10 Ways to Promote Positive Mental Health in Children”
We receive many questions about what parents can do to help promote positive mental health in their children. This article shares 10 ways to promote positive mental health in children (i.e. sunlight, movement, learning new things, sleep..).
Therapy, Counseling & Coaching:
We see patients of all ages, couples & families. We offer AM/PM, Saturday & ONLINE appointments (available to all Missouri residents). Our therapists specialize in anxiety, depression, and relationships. Appointments available within a few days (if not sooner). Please contact us for more information.
Dr. Lena Pearlman, LCSW
Dr. Lena Pearlman is the founder and clinical director of Dr. Lena Pearlman and Associates, a mental health therapy practice in St. Louis, Missouri.