Posted by: Elizabeth A. Cannon, LPCC-S on Feb 20, 2024


Stigma is defined as a mark of disgrace that sets a person apart. Unfortunately, the stigma surrounding mental illness creates shame, distress, and reluctance to get help. 

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700 Children’s® features the most current pediatric health care information and research from our pediatric experts – physicians and specialists who have seen it all. Many of them are parents and bring a special understanding to what our patients and families experience. If you have a child – or care for a child – 700 Children’s was created especially for you.

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How to Help Your Child With Medical Self-Management

Jan 03, 2024

The transition from pediatric care to adult care can be a stressful time for families. Thankfully, there are some steps that you can take to help make the transition from pediatric to adult care as seamless as possible. Read More

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Is Your Child Ready to Be a Babysitter?

Nov 20, 2023

Having your child become a babysitter can be exciting and helpful! Make sure they are equipped with all the right tools before taking on this task. Read More

Cough Talk: What Does All That Hacking Mean?

Nov 01, 2023

Coughs are often associated with the common cold and there’s little you can do, other than try to ease the symptoms. However, a lot of coughing, especially in babies under four months old, could be a sign of a serious illness. Read More

Health Literacy and Partnering in Your Child's Care

Oct 23, 2023

We know there’s an overwhelming amount of complicated information about your child’s health, and we’re working to communicate more clearly. While we do that, here are some health literacy tips you can use before your next pediatrician’s visit. Read More

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From Teen to Adult: Helping Them Understand Their Medical Condition

Aug 05, 2022

Education is often targeted at parents and caregivers, but as teens and young adults grow up and prepare to transfer to the adult healthcare setting, it is especially important that they understand their medical condition. Read More

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Healthy Digital Boundaries for Kids

Mar 22, 2022

The foundation for online safety is creating healthy digital boundaries — what a young person is comfortable doing, seeing, and feeling while using technology and how they would like to be treated by others. Read More

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TikTok Challenge or Not, Nonpowder Firearms Are Dangerous for Children

Mar 22, 2022

A new TikTok challenge is encouraging people to shoot soft gel balls at others with a gel-ball gun or an airsoft gun. While the gel balls often simply startle their targets and leave small bruises upon impact, more serious injuries can happen. Read More

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Frostbite: Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention

Jan 13, 2022

Winter has finally arrived! While playing outside in cold weather, it’s important to be mindful of the risk of frostbite. Read More