My child has been diagnosed with a mental health disorder—what do I do now?
October 19, 2022

Megan Bendig Ledet, LCSW, Vice President of Adolescent Services When your child receives a mental health disorder diagnosis it’s completely normal to feel lost and confused about what to do. At Lightfully Behavioral Health, we want you to know you […]

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How Lightfully’s Virtual Care Program Works
September 19, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed so many parts of life, and that’s especially true for mental health care. First, the bad news: The pandemic gave a big push to what is now a full-on mental health crisis, with a […]

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Is It Anxiety or ADHD? How to Tell the Difference
September 9, 2022

Do you feel like you can’t focus? That might be ADHD. Are you feeling constantly on edge? It could be anxiety. It’s hard to know the difference between ADHD and anxiety, especially if you’re not familiar with either condition. But […]

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How to Calm Down From Anxiety
September 9, 2022

Anxiety is one of the most common mental health problems in the United States, affecting millions of people every day. According to NIMH, 31% of Americans will suffer from anxiety in their lives. If you’re one of those people, anxiety […]

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5 Things Parents Should Consider When Kids Wrestle with Gender Identity
September 9, 2022

If you’ve ever wondered about the mental health complexities facing the LBGTQ+ community, allow Casey Weitzman, MA, LMFT, President and Founder of Gender Wellness of Los Angeles, to tell the story of an 18-year-old young woman we’ll call Lucy.  “She […]

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5 Ways We’re Addressing the Adolescent Mental Health Crisis
August 30, 2022

News about the crisis in adolescent mental health seems to be everywhere these days.  At Lightfully, we’re committed to doing something about that crisis, with a significant investment in programs, staff, and facilities that can provide teens with high quality, […]

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Lightfully Behavioral Health to Open its First Adolescent Residential Treatment Center to Meet Rising Youth Mental Health Issues
August 15, 2022

ENCINITAS, CALIF., (August 15, 2022) – Newly launched mental health care startup, Lightfully Behavioral Health, a rapidly growing mental health treatment provider based in Thousand Oaks, Calif., will open its first adolescent residential treatment center in Encinitas, Calif., in late […]

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How Lightfully Prioritizes LGBTQ+ Patients
August 10, 2022

Before the pandemic, mental health among adolescents was bad. Since the pandemic, it’s only gotten worse—especially for LGBTQ+ youth, who face extensive social and cultural pressures that put them at greater risk of negative mental health conditions. Lesbian, gay, and […]

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Adolescent Care at Lightfully: How We’re Different
August 10, 2022

In 2019, mental health among high school students was bad and getting worse—an urgent concern for parents and clinicians alike. The last thing adolescents needed: a pandemic that would largely strip them of their independence and social connections. Unfortunately, the […]

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