Parents

They say parenting is the toughest job you’ll ever love. We get it isn’t easy to navigate and balance the struggles and achievements that come along as your baby grows up. We also understand that the highs and lows of the teen years can leave you questioning whether the changes in your child are normal, or indicative of something more.

In a culture where there is a growing crisis of teen depression, addiction and suicide, we believe that together with parents, schools and community organizations we can get in front of the problem and save lives. We believe that the combination of being proactive in teaching healthy coping strategies, early intervention and getting quality care for kids in crisis is the answer.

The good news – we are here to help!

Here at DASIUM you’ll find support, information and resources to help whether you are looking for ways to be a better parent, are worried about your child, or are in need of emergency resources. Remember, we share our stories and information to guide and support you. We are not a substitute for medical or professional advice. If you are concerned about your child’s safety, or uncertain about their current state of mind, get professional help immediately.

 

 


What are you looking for?

We find that parents come to DASIUM for a variety of reasons. Click on the button below to get  started with what your family needs in this moment.


Level 1 – Critical

We recommend you begin by asking yourself this question:

 If the answer is Yes, you must act immediately and call 911. Situations including but not limited to you or your child are in danger, your child cannot distinguish between reality and imagination,  alcohol poisoning, a suicide attempt in progress, or potential overdose require immediate medical attention and would fall into the critical level.

Level 2 – Serious

There is nothing more distressing than when our children are sick or hurting. From the moment we hold them in our arms we are responsible for their health and well-being and will do whatever it takes to get them relief. But what do you do if your child is dealing with mental and behavioral health issues such as depression, addiction (drugs, alcohol, self-harm, food…) or suicide ideation?

What can you do?



Level 3 – Early Intervention

Discerning whether or not your teen’s behavior is typical or cause for concern is challenging. If you are worried about your teen the following information, tips and resources can help you understand, evaluate and deal with the changes in your child as they grow through their teen and young adult years.

 

Articles
A Parent’s Blind Spot: Missing The Warning Signs
Only 10 Seconds More – The Face of Depression
Are You Happy? Are You Depressed?



Level 4 – Prevention

Things are different than when you were a teen or young adult, and knowing how to raise our kids in the midst of technology, social media and the current societal issues is hard. We can help you parent through them while teaching your family healthy coping strategies that will enhance communication and create a healthy and encouraging environment that encourages your teen to reach out should they be struggling.

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Whether you're in a full blown crisis, seeing distinct changes in your child, or just feel like something is off these steps will help you move forward and help your child.

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