LGBTQIA+ pride

Sometimes, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQIA+) youth face a unique set of challenges.  Recent data demonstrate the breadth and depth of the issues these dynamic young people often face.  According to The Trevor Project’s National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health 2021, in the past two weeks, 72 percent of LGBTQ youth reported…

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Woman and foster child

Foster care is an issue that is dear to us at Embark Behavioral Health because many of our clients have gone through foster care and adoption experiences. We work hard to help them navigate the emotions, the trauma, and the complicated relationships that these experiences bring into their lives.  There are over 430,000 children in foster care,…

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Father and daughter hug

If you’re a parent struggling to raise a child with anxiety, you’re not alone. Teen and adolescent anxiety has been on the rise for years, and many parents are unsure how to cope with this dynamic. Approximately 4.4 million children in the U.S. are currently diagnosed with anxiety, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  And, anxiety is contagious. “Children’s anxiety often results…

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Father and Son Laughing

There is no shortage of stressors on our families today. A global pandemic, adjusting to working and schooling from home, the grief of losing typical life experiences, plus daily stress from work, finances, and more, are all coming together to create an incredibly anxious moment. Simply put: Humans have never been more stressed. All of this stress…

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