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Dr. Lena Pearlman, LCSW – Weekly Update for 9/1/2018

9-1-2018

We hope you enjoy the holiday weekend!

“Around a third of parents still worry that they will look like a bad mother or father if their child has a mental health problem. Parenting is hard enough without letting prejudices stop us from asking for help we need for ourselves and our children.” – Kate Middleton

Something To Think About:
11.01% of youth (age 12-17) report suffering from at least one major depressive episode (MDE) in the past year. Major Depression is marked by significant and pervasive feelings of sadness that are associated with suicidal thoughts and impair a young person’s ability to concentrate or engage in normal activities.

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TED Talk – “How I Use Minecraft To Help Kids With Autism”:
The internet can be an ugly place, but you won’t find bullies or trolls on Stuart Duncan’s Minecraft server, AutCraft. Designed for children with autism and their families, AutCraft creates a safe online environment for play and self-expression for kids who sometimes behave a bit differently than their peers (and who might be singled out elsewhere). Learn more about one of the best places on the internet with this heartwarming talk.
https://www.ted.com/talks/stuart_duncan_how_i_use_minecraft_to_help_kids_with_autism

Article – “6 Things To Know About Childhood Depression”
Childhood depression, on the other hand, is a serious mental health condition that is often overlooked because childhood is largely characterized by emotional shifts and evolving friendships. We expect kids to experience some conflict with friends and other struggles as they learn and grow. On the other hand, parents are not conditioned to look for signs of a major depressive episode in young children. But with the American Academy of Pediatrics endorsing a universal depression screening for adolescents ages 12 and up, it’s time to raise awareness about childhood depression.
https://health.usnews.com/wellness/for-parents/articles/2018-04-25/6-things-to-know-about-childhood-depression

We Are Accepting New Patients:
Our practice sees kids, teens, adults, couples and families in our St. Louis office and ONLINE. We are staffed to ensure that we can get someone in to be seen within a couple days (if not sooner). Please contact us at: 314-942-1147,
bryan@STLmentalhealth.com or www.STLmentalhealth.com.

Upcoming Online Trainings (Through MostValuablePD.com)
(With Graduate Credit Option Through Lindenwood University)
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9/5/2018 from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm (Central Time)
Explosive, Defiant & Oppositional Behaviors

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9/11/2018 from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm (Central Time)
Low level Classroom Disruptions

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9/13/2018 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm (Central Time)
I’m Sad, Mad & Traumatized… And You Still Expect Me To Learn?

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9/20/2018 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm (Central Time)
Low Level Classroom Disruptions

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Take care,

Lena

Dr. Lena Pearlman, LCSW
Dr. Lena Pearlman & Associates
STLmentalhealth.com
655 Craig Road, Suite 300
St. Louis, MO 63141
314-942-1147
doctor@STLmentalhealth.com