Advancements in technology change the way we deliver and use everything – from health care to education. While it can improve efficiencies, the 24/7 access a digital world provides can also have negative effect on a person’s mental and emotional well being, especially for kids. While it’s difficult for parents to stay up-to-date with changing […]
To the Medical Staff: Fred Rogers was a gift. As a Presbyterian pastor in his beloved Pittsburgh, he demonstrated a quiet strength and extraordinary compassion for people – especially children. In May 1969, he made the case for PBS as a vehicle for childhood education. He extolled what matters to children: Their need to develop trust, […]
Not many people can say they’ve known what they wanted to do for a living since the tender age of 5, but Dr. Stephen Cosby remembers the moment vividly after receiving a toy doctor’s kit from a relative. “I would go around giving pretend shots and dispensing pretend pills to my family,” he said. As […]
Recent natural disasters, mass shootings and international conflicts in the news can have a profound effect on kids. Mental health experts at Akron Children’s Hospital offer these tips to help parents handle these difficult conversations and provide reassurance.
It’s a struggle sometimes to shut down that voice of negativity in your head. Vulnerable teens especially can fall into the trap of seeing everything through a pessimistic lens. But you can help your teen see things differently, said Akron Children’s Hospital psychologist Kevin Triemstra. Reframing negative thinking can have a positive impact on emotional […]
Dr. Laura Markley, a child and adolescent psychiatrist at Akron Children’s Division of Pediatric Psychiatry and Psychology, answers questions for Mental Health Awareness Month. Suicide is the second leading cause of adolescent deaths in Ohio. Talk about some of the common myths. The biggest myth that comes to mind is that if children are asked about […]