Each September, a month-long campaign for Suicide Prevention Month is held to raise awareness about the warning signs of suicidal behavior and how suicide can be prevented. Suicide is the second most common cause of death for children and young adults in the United States, and heartbreakingly, that number is on the rise. However, these deaths are 100% preventable.
May is a month filled with hope and happiness. Mother's Day allows us to celebrate the moms in our lives. The end of the school year presents days to be filled with the activities we most enjoy. For those graduating school, the next phase of life is on the horizon, overflowing with possibilities. As spring turns into summer, the days get longer, the weather gets sunnier and our lives get brighter.
It's springtime in Mississippi. Birds are chirping, the sun is shining, and flower gardens are blooming vibrantly, delighting us with their beauty and disrupting us with their pollen. This month, Canopy Children’s Solutions (Canopy) is planting its own delightful, disruptive gardens across our state. In front of homes and businesses, flocks of blue pinwheels will dance in the wind, reminding us of the whimsy of childhood. These pinwheels are the official symbol of Child Abuse Awareness Month, placed intentionally to promote the importance of communities working together to raise awareness and ultimately end child abuse.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects an estimated 11,000 children and adolescents in the state of Mississippi, and this number is likely to grow. Autism, a neurodevelopmental condition, affects individuals in a variety of ways along a "spectrum" of strengths and challenges that manifest very differently from person to person.
Suicide is the second leading cause of death of children and young adults in the US. The foundational belief of Zero Suicide is that suicide deaths are preventable. Canopy is committed to equipping all staff with the tools to ensure all children receiving our solutions get the very best care. Read as Marcus Ginn shares his personal story below.
Worried about your child's mental health? Is your child not dealing well with a divorce, or with pressures from school? What are the signs of a child in distress? What should a parent do?John Damon, Ph.D., Canopy Children's Solutions CEO provides expert advice during a recent interview with Parent and Kids magazine.
Canopy Children’s Solutions (Canopy) is pleased to announce the designation of the Canopy Center of Excellence main entrance as the “Trustmark Transformational Lobby”, marking the ongoing partnership with Trustmark as part of the Children’s Promise Act.
Right now, as many students go back to school in person, they’re probably going to be messy about their emotions and friendships. They could feel understandably anxious about what their friendships are going to be like during this transition time. They could be really happy to be going back. They could feel anxious. They could feel a mix of both.