Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) Denver Workshop

Are you an adult who works with youth? Would you like to learn more about mental health issues that affect young people? Dr. Peg is teaching Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) this fall. YMHFA is for adults who work with youth, and is a groundbreaking, internationally recognized evidence-based training program committed to empowering individuals […]

8-27-16 Cybersafety for Back to School (Radio)

Do you know what apps and social media your teen is using? Do you understand the risks your child faces on the internet from bullies and online predators? On this episode of Living Well with Dr. Peg, law enforcement professional and child safety expert, Clayton Cranford, “the Cybersafety Cop,” offers tools and an action plan […]

Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) Now Available!

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed […]

How Violence Impacts Children

October 11, 2013 – Children are exposed to violence in their communities and in their homes at alarming rates. What are the psychological and emotional effects of exposure to community violence? How does it impact school functioning/academic performance? What are the long term effects on mental health and well being? What can adults and schools do […]

Treatments for Youth Depression

October 4, 2013 – National Mental Illness awareness week begins on Sunday, October 6 and National Depression Screening Day is on Thursday, October 8, 2013. Major depression is a serious illness that affects about 25 million Americans.  Researchers believe that more than one-half of people who die by suicide are experiencing depression. Psychotherapy and medication are […]

Youth and Depression (Encore Broadcast)

September 27, 2013 – Denver has experienced several recent traumas in our community. A 13 year old boy was killed and an adult mentor of youth in the community has been charged with a shooting that occurred just prior to a community peace rally. It’s easy to understand how youth can be traumatized by these kinds […]

It’s Time to Pray!

September 6, 2013 – A 13 year old boy, Reysean Abram, was shot to death in Denver earlier this week and a fight broke out a Houston high school, leaving one student dead of stab wounds and three others injured. Our kids are living in perilous times. We as adults must do something to help, but […]

Halloween, Youth, and Peer Pressure

October 26, 2012 – Halloween is right around the corner, but what if you don’t want to dress up or go trick or treating with your friends? How can youth resist the lure of the culture and avoid being peer pressured into celebrating Halloween? What are Godly alternatives to Halloween? Is being a Christian boring? […]

Treating Depression in Youth

September 21, 2012 – Depression in kids is more common than you might think. When should you get professional help for your depressed child? Should children ever be medicated? What about family therapy and school-based groups? Psychologist and child and family expert, Jacqueline West will discuss different treatment options for children, teens, and families. Click […]

Youth Depression

September 14, 2012 – The teenage years are filled with angst, breakups, disappointments, and loss. But is depression in teens something we should just assume is inevitable and therefore just accept? How common is depression in children and teens and what are some of the signs? As parents, what do we need to know and […]