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February Focus: Nurturing Kids’ Mental Health through Confidence and Self-Love

At Alexander Youth Network, we recognize the importance of positive self-perception in kids, especially in February – the month of love. Join us as we support them on the path of “Growing Confidence and Self-Love,” exploring simple ways to uplift their mental health. Understanding the Importance of Self-Love Good mental health involves feeling strong, confident, […]

Building Stronger Families: Simple Resolutions for a Meaningful Year

As we step into a new year filled with promise and potential, the team at Alexander Youth Network is excited to inspire families to set intentions that go beyond personal goals and focus on making a positive impact, together. This year let’s try to make simple resolutions that involve the whole family, such as spending […]

5 Simple Tips to Help Your Children Through Holiday Stress

The holidays can be filled with joy, fun, and family time, but for some children, it can also bring stress and anxiety with changes in routines and high expectations. As parents and caregivers, you play a crucial role in providing stability and support during this time. Here are five easy-to-follow tips to help you navigate […]

5 Essential Mental Health Tips for Parents: Supporting Your Child’s Well-Being

In today’s fast-paced world, it’s more crucial than ever to prioritize your child’s mental health. As parents, you play a significant role in fostering a nurturing and supportive environment for your children to thrive. Here are five essential mental health tips for parents to help you better understand and support your child’s emotional well-being.  1. […]

Recognizing and Supporting Anxiety in Kids during the School Year

Understanding Your Child’s Anxiety:  Anxiety is a common issue among children, and it can manifest in various ways. With the school year underway for nearly two months, some kids may be grappling with heightened anxiety related to their academic life. Below, we’ll shed light on what anxiety can look like in children and offer guidance […]

National Coming Out Day 2023

Each year, on October 11th, people around the world celebrate National Coming Out Day.   This day serves as a powerful reminder of the importance of creating a safe and accepting space for LGBTQ+ individuals to express their true selves. While coming out can be a personal and sometimes challenging experience, it also plays a crucial […]

One Year of the 988 Crisis Hotline: Transforming Mental Health Support

A year ago, the 988 crisis hotline launched, revolutionizing mental health support. This three-digit national number quickly connects individuals in crisis to professional counselors, providing timely help and reducing the risk of suicide or mental health breakdowns.  The 988 hotline, which is free, anonymous, and available 24/7, was introduced as an update to the 1-800-273-8255 […]

Volunteer Corner: Impacting the Lives of Others and Our Own

Webster’s dictionary defines volunteerism as “the principle of donating time and energy for the benefit of other people in the community as a social responsibility rather than for any financial reward”.  This definition, however, doesn’t begin to define the profound impact a volunteer can have on the lives of others.  Rebecca McLaughlin is a former […]