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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Water Safety for Utah’s Children

Families First Pediatrics and Goldfish Swim School have teamed up to provide the following water safety tips and offer a golden opportunity for a free swim lesson.

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Teen Suicide Myths and Facts

Parenting tweens and teens comes with its own set of challenges, and one of the more daunting parts is navigating the topic of suicide. We

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Could my child have obsessive-compulsive disorder?

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is a treatable condition that may be difficult to recognize in children. As a stepping stone, this article lists behaviors commonly associated with OCD. Additionally, we offer advice on what to do next and treatment options.

Group Therapy Classes

For Children & Teens

Participating in group therapy offers a valuable opportunity for children and adolescents to practice social interactions and foster a sense of community while improving emotional well-being.