Bi-polar disorder

Up and Down: Struggling With Bi-Polar Disorder

Bipolar disorder can be misunderstood, especially for kids and teens. Teens often have swings in their moods and can feel “up and down.” When are these emotional rollercoasters indicative of normal teenage behavior versus bipolar disorder? This can be tricky and difficult to determine. Some of the things that we can look for are the […]

Managing Symptoms of OCD

How Can I Manage Symptoms of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder?

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder or (OCD) can be detrimental to those suffering from the disorder. You may have a child who is suffering from these symptoms. You may also have some of the symptoms yourself and may need some help in minimizing your symptoms in order to be there for your child. OCD can be confusing and […]

Planning for Your Family

How Can I Create a “Family Behavior Contract” With My Child?

“Family Behavior Contracts” are part of the recovery curriculum at Fire Mountain Treatment Center. We believe that recovery does not begin and end with a stay in a treatment facility. Recovery for your child involves a commitment to supporting your child following their stay at Fire Mountain. We cannot “cure” or “fix” your child without […]

Managing Anxiety

Simple Ways to Help Manage Your Anxiety

When our kids are dealing with struggles or feeling troubled, we may have our own feelings about their behaviors. We might start to feel guilty or upset at ourselves. Remember that these issues are not your fault. Behavioral and emotional issues can be resolved and worked on. They are not indications of failure on your […]

Supporting a Loved One

How to Help Those Struggling with Suicidal Ideation

Suicidal ideation can be distressing to those who are suffering from these types of thoughts as well as their worried family members. When kids are feeling this way or having these types of thoughts, they are likely suffering from other issues, most likely related to high amounts of anxiety or depression. Suicidal ideation can also […]