Hope for Arkansas children and families facing emotional and behavioral challenges.

Bright Night

May 26, 2017
Bright Night Family Fun Night

We are excited to announce a brand new event taking place on August 4 at Big Rock Fun Park – BRIGHT NIGHT! With a night full of mini golf, laser tag, go-karts and more, Bright Night will mean brighter days for children and families served by Methodist Family Health! Tickets are $30 per person in advance or at the door. Click here to purchase! Contact Denise Luft at dluft@methodistfamily.org or 501.906.4201 today.

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Help, hope and healing for grieving children

May 8, 2017

More than a million children nationwide will lose a parent by age 15. Many more will lose siblings, other relatives, caregivers, and close friends. These profound losses affect daily lives, academic and social functioning, and growth toward adulthood. Furthermore, research shows that adult depression, schizophrenia, drug problems, and alcohol use may all be linked to childhood bereavement.

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THE MENTAL HEALTH GAP: WHY KIDS AREN’T GETTING THE CARE THEY NEED

April 5, 2017

According to the Office of Adolescent Health, approximately one in five adolescents have a diagnosable mental health disorder, and nearly a third show symptoms of depression. Yet a recent study revealed that less than half of adolescents with psychiatric disorders received any kind of treatment in the preceding year.

Clearly, there is a gap in care. But why? Here are four of the biggest obstacles preventing adolescents from accessing mental health services:

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Neuroscience is Helping Shed Light on Mental Disorders

March 15, 2017

During Brain Awareness Week, we’re striving to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research, especially concerning mental health disorders. Neuroscientists are uncovering the brain processes involved in behavioral illnesses, and there is great promise for development of more effective treatments in the near future.

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Lent – Make This a Time to Give

March 1, 2017
Get Up and Give

The season of Lent is often focused on giving up something or doing without. Many Christians today observe Lent by “fasting” in a modern way, by giving up something, whether it’s potato chips, social media or watching reality TV, for example. But this year, consider a different approach and GIVE a simple gift that will help someone in need.

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Upcoming Events

 
August 4, 2017 - 5:00PM
Bright Night event benefiting Methodist Family Health