Addressing the Gap in Care for Teens and Young Adults in Texas

Like their peers around the country, adolescents and young adults in Texas are struggling with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and other co-occurring disorders. Yet, according to Mental Health America’s 2021 rankings, 67 percent of Texas teens and 60 percent of adults in the state do not receive any care at all for major depression or…

How Parents Can Be Part of the Solution: A Q&A with Newport Executive Directors Danielle and Michael Roeske

When parents first bring their teen or young adult children to Newport, it’s not just the children who are struggling. Parents are typically in a state of fight-or-flight—drained, hopeless, and feeling a myriad of difficult emotions, from guilt and shame to resentment and frustration.  In this Q&A, Danielle Roeske, PsyD, and Michael Roeske, PsyD, Executive Directors…

Overcoming Obstacles to Care: How Families Can Access the Highest-Quality Treatment for Young People

Every teen and young adult who is struggling—regardless of background, economic status, or geographical location—deserves the highest-quality treatment available. Meanwhile, the data on lack of access to mental healthcare is devastating: 2021 statistics from Mental Health America show that 60 percent of youth with depression—and in some states, more than 70 percent—receive no mental health…

10 Ways to Cope with the Mental Health Impact of Change

Change is inevitable, and it inevitably creates stress. But that’s not necessarily bad. Whether change is negative (like losing a job) or positive (like entering college or having a new baby), it requires a readjustment of the way we navigate our daily lives—creating opportunities for growth as well as challenges to overcome.  Over the last…

The Science of Stress: How to Reduce Your Allostatic Load

What happens to the mind and body when they are in a constant state of stress—when the “fight or flight” mechanism never turns off? Over the course of the last 14 months, we have individually and collectively experienced the multilayered effects of this chronic global and personal stress.  Healthcare providers, parents, teens and young adults, and…