Monthly Newsletter | December 2019
Your #HealthyMinds Update
The end of the year is busy with holiday preparations and school semesters finishing. It's also a time to process the highs and lows we've experienced over the past 12 months. For some, it's been a year of important milestones and joyful moments; for others, one of challenges, stress, or even sadness.

No matter where you're coming from, we encourage you and the young people in your life to take some time to think of things you're grateful for, big or small. It may be hard to see the good amid difficult circumstances, but we hope that reflecting on even the little positives in your life will make this season brighter.

Check out some of the latest additions to our library below, and as always, please help us to spread the word!
Helping Your Teenager With Self-Care
Teens experience more loneliness, anxiety, and stress than any other age group, and the reasons aren't straight-forward. But how can we help them manage their emotions and stress? On our blog , Dr. Gene Beresin offers self-care strategies parents can share with teens to promote their emotional well-being.
Eating meals together can strengthen family relationships and foster kids' physical and mental health. But busy schedules, smartphones, and even picky eating can sometimes get in the way. In our latest podcast episode, Dr. Anne Fishel shares tried and true tips on navigating obstacles to family dinners, and making them a positive experience for everyone at the table. 
Should My Child See a Therapist?
As a parent, you're the expert when it comes to your child. Yet it can be hard to tell whether changes in their behavior are signs of a mental health concern. In our latest Parent Strategy Announcement (PSA) , Dr. Gene Beresin and Dr. Steven Schlozman examine the factors parents should consider when determining whether their child may need to see a therapist. 
Monthly Mindfulness:
A Simple Mindful Gratitude Exercise
from Mindful

Have you ever thought about how often we reflexively say "thanks" without being present in those moments? Practicing gratitude can benefit your relationships, emotional well-being, and even your physical health. Read more to learn about a simple mindful gratitude exercise you can integrate in your daily routine.
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