Counseling Resources

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Our Top Picks for Mental Health Apps

Where there’s a shortage of any service, there’s an app to help ease the burden, and mental health is no different. These apps can provide immediate assistance for a child in crisis and start teaching coping skills:

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Virtual Hope Box provides tools for coping, relaxation, distraction, and positive thinking. Available on iOS and Android.

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Mindshift offers an anxiety check-in and helps adjust thinking. Available on iOS and Android.

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If you’re parenting a child with depression, take heart. There are abundant resources, strategies, and support options. Our counselors have curated their favorites.

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Attention and hyperactivity disorders require strategy, practice, and support to manage. Our counseling team has collected their best tips and tools here.

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There is hope and a wide array of resources for managing anxiety. Our mental health team has collected their best tools and materials in this list.

Articles by FFP Counselors

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Helping Kids and Teens Manage Anxiety

Recognizing the difference between feelings of worry and chronic anxiety in children can be difficult. Children experience a wide range of emotions and may feel overwhelmed by school, extracurricular activities, and more. This article offers tips on recognizing childhood anxiety and suggestions on treating it.

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Building Resilience to Stress in our Kids!

Stress can occur at any age; even children can experience it. Whether it’s school, extra-curricular activities, or social relationships, learning stress management skills can be helpful. Here are some suggestions to help alleviate stress in children and ways to help them cope as they get older.

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Group Therapy

Teen Depression: Co-ed Group Therapy for Children Ages 14-17

This group will give youth a space to talk and learn more about depression and how it can impact everyday life. Youth will learn coping and communication skills to feel empowered and capable of healing and recovering from depression.

Wednesdays 3pm to 4pm | 8 Weeks, beginning May 3, 2023.