Child and Adolescent Mental Health #MHM Kitt O'Malley2016-05-04T13:00:47-07:00May 4th, 2016|Categories: Mental Health, Mental Illness, NAMI, Stigma|Tags: adolescent mental health, anxiety disorder, behavior disorder, Brain disorder, Child Mental Health, conduct disorder, mood disorder|14 Comments Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! FacebookTwitterLinkedInTumblrPinterestEmail About the Author: Kitt O'Malley Bipolar Writer & Mental Health Advocate Related Posts September 30th is International Podcast Day! Gallery September 30th is International Podcast Day! September is Suicide Prevention Month Gallery September is Suicide Prevention Month Self-Care and Acceptance of Bipolar on WebMD Gallery Self-Care and Acceptance of Bipolar on WebMD In My Own Voice Gallery In My Own Voice There Is Hope – Call or Text 988 Gallery There Is Hope – Call or Text 988 14 Comments Child and Adolescent Mental Health #MHM — Kitt O’Malley | lovingtanya May 4, 2016 at 10:50 pm […] via Child and Adolescent Mental Health #MHM — Kitt O’Malley […] laurelwolfelives May 4, 2016 at 6:31 pm It’s a sad situation. 🙁 Kitt O'Malley May 4, 2016 at 6:31 pm Both have an effect. Biology – genetic heir – and environment – learned responses and stressful living environment. My son struggles with migraines (in both of our families), anxiety & depression. I feel terrible that we passed these illnesses onto him, but at least we are proactive and compassionate. Just Plain Ol' Vic May 4, 2016 at 6:08 pm Yes I agree. My statement was more along the lines of: “Because my wife has mental health issues and my children are exposed to them, this had made me more mindful of what is going on around me.” More of a statement of the environment they are in and not a comment about any sort of genetic legacy. Kitt O'Malley May 4, 2016 at 5:59 pm Yes. Very sobering. Kitt O'Malley May 4, 2016 at 5:58 pm Yes. But biology is not destiny. Environment plays a r0le. Just be educated, aware, open and compassionate. Kitt O'Malley May 4, 2016 at 5:57 pm Yes. Both populations are vulnerable, at risk, and often dismissed. When I was working as a psychotherapist, I worked with severely emotionally disturbed adolescents in residential treatment. We did not dismiss them. Adolescents and their families truly need all the support they can get. The same can be said for the elderly. My mother has struggled quite a bit since her stroke. The damage to her brain has affected her impulse control. Luckily I do not hesitate to get her the help she needs. Unfortunately, most seniors are isolated and neglected. jennymarie4 May 4, 2016 at 5:53 pm Glad you posted this Kitt. I was looking at it yesterday, and thought it was really interesting. And staggering to know that 1 in 5 kids, ages 13-18 have or will have a serious mental illness. Just Plain Ol' Vic May 4, 2016 at 5:43 pm Reblogged this on Just Plain Ol' Vic and commented: The fact that I am a parent, married to someone that has mental health issues – this info graphic was very sobering for me. laurelwolfelives May 4, 2016 at 4:38 pm I truly believe that nobody takes the young and the old seriously….especially when it comes to mental illness. If you’re young, you’re “acting out.” If you’re old, you’re not worth the trouble. It’s a terrible, terrible situation….and so real. Sigh. Kitt O'Malley May 4, 2016 at 4:26 pm Story to tragic to simply click “like.” Terrible. I was once a suicidal adolescent. It was a living hell. Come a long way since then. Kitt O'Malley May 4, 2016 at 4:22 pm Yep. Hopefully if they click on it, it will get bigger. I’ve been struggling with these infographs, which reminded me that I should link back to NAMI. laurelwolfelives May 4, 2016 at 3:36 pm I’m familiar with most of these statistics. I used to “run” on so many young people who had attempted suicide. We’d drop them off at the hospital and more often than not, they were treated like some child who had done something “stupid.” That changed when they put one of them in a room, probably thinking they were just trying to get attention and the young man hung himself with a computer cord. I don’t know that anything was done to find out why these “children” were so disturbed so as to try to take their own lives, but they were no longer left in a room alone without being monitored. Bradley May 4, 2016 at 1:04 pm This graphic speaks volumes. I tried to share it on Facebook, but it turned out too small to read. Thank you for sharing again. Leave A CommentComment Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.