Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis

Posted by Kris Kilpatrick | Emotional Outbursts | crisis 0 Comments

If you have a teenager, you have seen them go through significant changes in friends, interests, and personality. Whether it’s stonewalling or throwing tantrums, there are going to be emotional extremes. Here are some principles to help families in mental health crisis. Recognize the Pattern First things first, realize your child most likely has some […]

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Talking Through A Crisis

Blog Article: Talking Through a Crisis   Have you ever thought, “I don’t know what to do in a crisis”, “what can I say”, or “I’m afraid I’ll only make it worse”? We know that a crisis can affect anyone at any time. We are often glad when we have professional resources to help us. […]

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Crisis De-Escalation

How to De-escalate a Crisis with Your Teen By Kris Kilpatrick Program Director, New Haven Residential Treatment Center Helping run a treatment program for adolescent girls, I’ve had many opportunities to intervene, and de-escalate crisis situations therapeutically. Crises often come at unexpected times and can be overwhelming for all involved – even parents and seasoned […]

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