Anxiety & Depression

Could Negative Thinking Patterns Be Bringing You Down? Recognizing Cognitive Distortions Is the First Step to Overcoming Them.

It is common to experience negative thoughts day to day, but when these thought patterns, also known as cognitive distortions, are persistent, they can interfere with your daily life and contribute to mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety. Read more ›

Is My Teenager Depressed or Moody?

Moodiness is the norm for teenagers… right? Here are some questions to ask yourself about your teen’s mood changes. Read more ›

‘What’s the Point?’ How to Deal With Existential Dread

“We could be wiped out by an asteroid tomorrow, why should I care about finishing this report?”

“What’s the point of life if I’m just going to eventually die?”

“Does any of this even matter?”

Welcome to the world of existential dread, sometimes called existential angst or anxiety. Read more ›


What You Need to Know About Eating Disorders


There is a commonly held misconception that eating disorders are a lifestyle choice. Eating disorders are actually serious and often fatal illnesses that are associated with severe disturbances in people’s eating behaviors and related thoughts and emotions. Read more ›

Dear Stress, I’m Over You. [downloadable]

Dear Stress is a resource to help young people manage stress with three easy strategies – available in English and Spanish. This toolkit includes two sizes for sharing as a handout or small poster and includes a slide deck that can be used as a companion classroom activity. Read more ›

Soluna — California’s Free Mental Health App for Youth Ages 13-25

Soluna, from California’s CalHOPE program, offers free, confidential mental health support for 13- to 25-year-olds in California. Read more ›

Navigating Grief: Tips for Supporting Your Child During the Holidays

by Pardis Khosravi, PsyD, Clinical Director, Catherine T. Harvey Center for Clinical Services, CHC

The holiday season is often a time of joy, laughter, and cherished traditions. However, for a child who is grieving the loss of a loved one, the holidays can bring a mix of emotions that may be overwhelming. Read more ›

Girls & Mental Health

In today’s Voices of Compassion episode, we talk with Dr. Katie Reeves, health researcher and Nurse Practitioner who specializes in the care of anxious, suicidal, and self-harming teens and their families. Listen now to learn more about what you can do to support our adolescent girls today. Read more ›

What’s Behind the Crisis in Teen Mental Health?

In this podcast from the American Psychological Association, Kathleen Ethier, PhD, director of the CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health, discusses what’s behind this crisis in teen mental health, why girls seem to be suffering more than boys, and what parents, peers, schools, and communities do to help teens cope. Read more ›

5 Things You Need to Know About Mental Health and Girls

Many young women and girls deal with a range of mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, eating disorders and addictive behaviors. One in 5 children ages 6–17 experiences a mental disorder each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read more ›

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