Browse our video resource library to learn more about common mental health conditions and how to support your child if they are struggling.

We are grateful to the generous community at Psych2Go for allowing us to share their content. Psych2Go is a community that aims to save lives by creating and sharing animated content about mental health. Their mission is to make psychology and mental health accessible to everyone through animation videos to decrease the stigma associated with mental health and bring light to the darkness. Psych2Go empowers people to seek professional help by validating the challenges that they go through.

Disclaimer: The information in this video is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. All content, including text, graphics, images, and information, contained in this video is for general information purposes only and does not replace a consultation with your own doctor or mental health professional.

Depression

Is your child depressed? In this video, Psych2Go shares nine warning signs that your child may be struggling with depression.

In this video, Psych2Go shares six important distinctions to help you understand the difference between sadness and depression. Share this video with those who could benefit.

In this Psych2Go video, Emma McAdam, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, shares her insights on depression and some tips on how to cope with it.

Do you suspect that someone you know has signs of depression? Depression symptoms can be very subtle. In this video, Psych2Go shares six signs of depression that often go unnoticed.

Anxiety

Is your child dealing with anxiety? It’s often hard to know if someone is struggling. In this video, Psych2Go shares common signs of anxiety that people may overlook.

Did you know that anxiety is the most common mental illness? It is also highly treatable. In this video, Psych2Go shares six common causes of anxiety.

Adolescents experience anxiety in different ways. Your idea of how anxiety appears might not always align with how it presents itself. In this video, Psych2Go discusses how some kids may handle their anxiety in private.

Anxiety isn’t always as easy to spot. Being able to recognize your child’s anxiety as early as possible is crucial to their recovery. In this video, Psych2Go will share some crucial warning signs you shouldn’t ignore.

Self-Harm

Self-harm is common in young people with depression and anxiety. Self-harm also known as self-injury is deliberately hurting your own body, such as cutting or burning, in a way to cope with emotional pain, intense anger, or frustrations. In this video, Psych2Go will cover some of the stories or insights that people who self-harm want you to know.

Even though depression is often an indicator of someone likely to self-harm, it doesn’t mean they will. Someone without depression may still self-harm. In this video, Psych2Go will help you understand the reasons why adolescents self-harm.

There are many misconceptions about self-harm. It does not necessarily mean that your child is suicidal. If you think your child may be self-harming and want to gain a better understanding, please watch this Psych2Go video.

 

Do you believe that people who self-harm are usually teenagers who come from abused households? There are many stereotypes and false information out there about self-harm and what it is. It’s important to realize and understand what is true surrounding self-harm. In this video, Psych2Go shares 5 myths about self-harm.

Suicide

In 2020, suicide was the second leading cause of death for youth ages 10 to 14. Many adolescents think about suicide. However, having suicidal thoughts does not mean a person will carry out the act. Watch this Psych2Go video to understand suicidal ideation.

Although suicide can occur at any age, it is the second highest cause of mortality among people 15 to 29 years old (WHO, 2017). In this video, Psych2Go shares several reasons why teens commit suicide.

Are you worried your child is thinking about suicide? Maybe you don’t know how to approach them. According to research, it’s better to do something than simply ignore it. Watch this video by Psych2Go to learn more.

 

Did you know that nearly 800,000 people die by suicide each year? Although suicide is preventable, people at risk of killing themselves rarely seek help. In this video, Psych2Go will talk about some of the things you should know about suicide.

ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is a mental disorder affecting an individual’s ability to focus. According to the American Psychiatric Association, ADHD affects roughly 8% of children. Learn more about ADHD in this Psych2Go video.

ADHD is a disorder marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention or hyperactivity that interferes with functioning and development. Though ADHD is often diagnosed during childhood, however, it is often misdiagnosed. Watch this Psych2Go video to help you understand more about ADHD.

Inattentive ADHD or ADD is often associated with students who stare out the window and unwittingly ignore the work in front of them. It is a term used to describe a neurological condition with inattention, distractibility, and poor working memory symptoms. Learn more about ADD in this Psych2Go video.

 

ADHD is a broad term, and the condition can vary from person to person. According to the CDC, an estimated 6.4 million diagnosed children in the United States. Parents and teachers often misunderstand ADHD and its signs. Learn the facts in this Psych2Go video.

Social Media

Social media has become an important part of modern life. It is also essential to ensure that your child is using social media responsibly and in a manner that won’t harm their mental health. In this video, Psych2Go explains how overexposure to social media can lead to anxiety.

Did you know that the social network behavior of adolescents is closely connected to their attachment style? Learn more about your child’s social media habits to better understand their attachment style in this Psych2Go video.

According to the World Health Organization, depression is a mental disorder resulting in lasting sadness and loss of interest in activities that usually bring joy, alongside the lack of motivation to perform daily tasks. It is also often linked with anxiety disorders. Does social media use cause depression? Watch this Psych2Go video to find out.

These viral social media challenges may seem like a game, but they put kids’ safety at risk for likes, clicks, and views. While social media platforms do their best to avoid responsibility, we cannot help but wonder how they can let this happen. Watch this Psych2Go video to learn the psychology behind these challenges and to raise awareness about this widespread problem.

Mental Health

According to the CDC, more than a third (37%) of high school students in 2021 reported they experienced poor mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic, and 44% reported they persistently felt sad or hopeless during the past year. Are you concerned about your child’s mental health? Learn the signs in this Psych2Go video.

 

Your mental health requires as much attention as your physical health. It is important to look out for any habits that may be negatively affecting your child’s mental health. Learn how to recognize and eliminate these negative habits in this Psych2Go video.

The only consistency in life is change. This goes for your mental health as well. In this Psych2Go video, you will learn how to help your child recognize the signs of struggle and how to help.

Is your child’s mental health declining? Are they not feeling as cheery or motivated as they used to? Psych2Go shares four valuable tips to help your child improve their mental health.

How to Talk About Mental Health

Depression is already an exhausting and painful battle. Everyday chores get neglected, going to school and work becomes a struggle, and it’s hard to get out of bed every morning. The whole world is moving, except for you. However, you don’t have to do this alone. If you are struggling to tell your parents about your depression, watch this Psych2Go video.

Do you often struggle with things to say when someone’s in pain? Not knowing what to say is one of the universal challenges of being human, especially when it comes to heavy conversations. If you relate to this and need advice on how to comfort someone and what to say to them, check out this Psych2Go video.

Have your parents ever told you something that, to this day, still makes you tear up every time you think about it? Our words hold much more power than we realize, especially over others. But most of us don’t realize that we’ve said something wrong until it’s too late and the damage has already been done. Learn more about what not to say to your child in this Psych2Go video.

Is your child struggling with depression? Are you wondering how to help them? Sometimes, a well-intentioned remark can be misconceived as something hurtful or ignorant, so it’s very important to know how to be careful with your words. In this video, Psych2Go shares five common phrases that could make someone with depression feel worse.

Parenting

No one is born knowing how to be a parent. And we know that parenting can often be difficult. But some parents focus so much on what they should be doing and forget what they should not do. Psych2Go will explore several things parents should never do to their children in this video.

According to child psychologists, two aspects of parenting can influence child development, emotion, and behavior: control and warmth. The control aspect describes how parents react to their children and which methods they use to parent. The warmth aspect is how much affection parents give their children. Watch this Psych2Go video to learn more.

Have your parents ever told you something that, to this day, still makes you tear up every time you think about it? Our words hold much more power than we realize, especially over others. But most of us don’t realize that we’ve said something wrong until it’s too late and the damage has already been done. Learn more about what not to say to your child in this Psych2Go video.

Toxic parenting refers to the negative parental behavior that inflicts emotional harm upon a child. Children may suffer from low self-esteem and low initiative when growing up in a toxic environment. Is your parenting style toxic? Watch this Psych2Go video to find out.