Parents lose sleep from the time they discover parenthood awaits. Unfortunately, sacrificing slumber seems naturally connected to parenthood, regardless of age. While brand new parents tend to the needs of their sweet, little babes around the clock, parents of struggling young adults wait up worrying about what challenges will arise next. Parents cannot sleep at night for countless reasons, but having an emerging adult child in therapy surely sparks insomnia.
Young adults enter therapy programs at overwhelming times, like during family or identity crises, resulting from trauma, when relationships with drugs, alcohol, body image, or food become dangerous or if set apart with a social, emotional, or physical disability. With the uncertainty of a positive outcome at hand, it is no wonder parents cannot sleep at night when their child admits to an intensive residential program or spends every evening going to group therapy.
Often putting their own needs last, parents forget to prioritize personal wellness. Ending up with restless nights, racing minds, looping thoughts, strained eyes, and tightly wound backs and bodies, parents cannot carry on as caregivers without, first, caring for themselves. As distress debilitates a healthy sleep cycle, parents should seek sleep advice and get help for insomnia.
Sometimes, insomnia surfaces as a symptom of a deeper problem, like anxiety or depression. While a child receives therapy, parents benefit from seeking programs for their own mental and emotional limitations.
Yellowbrick collaborates with adolescents and emerging adults, ages 16-30's, their families and participating professionals toward the development and implementation of a strategic “Life Plan.” An integrative, multi-specialty consultation clarifies strengths, limitations, and risks, and defines motivations, goals and choices.
A mental health condition that’s characterized by intense shifts in mood including both manic and depressive episodes.
People living with Major Depressive Disorder, or MDD, experience episodes of depression and sadness that are debilitating to daily life.
Those living with anxiety disorders experience high levels of anxiety and stress that interfere negatively with daily life.
A mental health issue in which a person’s cognitive function is impaired, resulting in symptoms like experiencing challenges with conducting speech, reading and writing, and behavior.
Mental health disorders that negatively affect a person’s behaviors, thought patterns, and function. People diagnosed with these disorders experience challenges with managing relationships and understanding various situations.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a mental health condition that people can develop as a result of experiencing traumatic situations, characterized by symptoms including flashbacks, avoidance behaviors, and more.
A mental health condition that is characterized by specific symptoms of forgetfulness and lack of concentration, which makes it challenging to complete necessary tasks.
Mental health conditions that interfere with a person’s eating habits, thought patterns, and behaviors in negative ways.
A mental health disorder diagnosable with the DSM-5 that is characterized by both obsessions and compulsive behaviors.