MHS – Bonus Video: Suicide Whiteboard
MHS – Steve Arterburn: Understanding Depression and Anxiety in Teens
Psychologist, therapist, and father Steve Arterburn draws from decades of experience in family, teen, and youth counseling to share meaningful insights to parenting your troubled teen. Beginning with prevention and how to keep your kids mentally healthy, he moves into helping your kids when their mental health is suffering. His unique mix of grace-filled and hardliner stances lead to a refreshing perspective on the subject.
MHS – Macy + Ginger Klein: Reasons to Have Open Communication
Macy Rae and Ginger Klein, a high school student and her mother, share their family’s experience with Macy Rae’s major depressive disorder, self-harming, suicidal ideation, and subsequent management of Macy Rae’s emotional stability. Each comments on her perspective throughout the experience, including suspicion of trouble, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment along with the stigma and over-glorification of suicide and self-harm within Macy Rae’s friend group. Ginger and Macy Rae also talk about how the experience changed their family dynamic and what non-clinical helps (volunteering, improved communication, the development of a nonprofit supporting suicidal and self-harming teens, etc.) did the most toward the family’s healing process.