Are you watching your adolescent struggle with mental health? Are you ever torn between faith and your own mental health recovery? Matt Stanford works right at that intersection. He reminds those of us who have adolescents dealing with mental and emotional health issues to check our preconceived notions at the door. Forgetting where they should be and helping them recover gracefully.
Matthew S. Stanford (PhD, Baylor University) is CEO of the Hope and Healing Center & Institute in Houston, Texas, and adjunct professor of psychiatry at Baylor College. A Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, he is the author of several books including Grace for the Afflicted: A Clinical and Biblical Perspective on Mental Illness and Grace for the Children: Finding Hope in the Midst of Child and Adolescent Mental Illness.
WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT:
the church’s response to assisting with mental health issues
over-spiritualizing mental health
identifying when your child needs outside help
steps to getting an accurate diagnosis
encouragement for moms who have received a hard diagnosis
removing the stigma of a mental health diagnosis
how to talk to your child about their diagnosis
good mental health practices while sheltering in place
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