Mental Health Crisis In Our Youths

Mental Health Crisis In Our Youths

How you can help your child

Mental Health Crisis In Our Youths

How you can help your child

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Houston, TX – The U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy has issued a public health advisory concerning the mental health challenges facing today’s youth.

Depression and Anxiety in Youth has Doubled Since 2019

Since 2019, depression and anxiety have doubled among our youth, and there is an indication of increased negative emotions, impulsive behaviors, and irritability. These behaviors are often associated with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). Earlier this year, emergency room visits in the United States showed that the number of suicide attempts among adolescent girls was 51% higher than in early 2019. Among adolescent boys, the number of suicide attempts was 4% higher than in early 2019. Any healthcare professional or parent cannot overlook these astounding statics; our adolescents’ mental health is in crisis.

Mental Health is Treatable

According to Murthy, “Mental health challenges in children, adolescents, and young adults are real, and they are widespread. But most importantly, they are treatable and often preventable.”

J. Flowers Health Institute, located in Houston, offers counseling and holistic health approaches to help adolescents understand the underlying reasons for behavioral, emotional, academic, social, vocational, and functional issues. Using scientific, social, medical, and observational strategies, the staff will clarify diagnostic issues and provide new or elaborated information to enhance treatment, academic, vocational, and other types of life planning.

What You Can Do for Your Child

“Often, parents are aware something is different about their child, but they are not able to pinpoint the problem. One of the best things a parent can do is be aware of what their children are watching, whether it is television, social media, or online games, know who their friends are, and monitor their behaviors. Speak with your children about what they are feeling and discuss those emotions,” stated Arti Patel, LCSW-S, a J. Flowers therapist who works with adolescents.

If your child exhibits signs of depression, anxiety, or suicidal tendencies, now is the time to help them. Contact J. Flowers Health Institute at 713-783-6655 or visit for more information about comprehensive diagnostic techniques and how they can assist with addiction treatment, cognitive disorder diagnosis, and more.

About J. Flowers Health Institute

J. Flowers Health Institute is a free-standing healthcare facility that delivers unparalleled concierge healthcare to executives, high-profile individuals, young adults, adolescents, and those with complex conditions. Our Comprehensive Diagnostic Evaluation Program uncovers the true source of any health issue and illuminates the most effective path to optimal wellness. The timeliness of our reports and diagnostic impressions allows the next appropriate level of care to begin promptly with a broad and deep understanding of the individual’s health and wellness.

Our multidisciplinary team of experts collaborates to deliver the future of whole-person health. We select the best providers and protocols from Western medicine, holistic health, integrative nutrition, sports medicine, and more that will help our clients reach optimal health. Our team’s coordination and collaboration offer each client a full continuum of concierge care as appropriate for their unique circumstances.

Every client receives one-on-one support and personalized care. Our high-end medical facilities, access to the world’s largest medical campus, and private partnerships with exquisite hotels and spas ensure that we deliver an exceptional experience for every client. No detail is ever left to chance. Clients of J. Flowers Health Institute focus and heal in discreet comfort.

Six Things Blocking You from Living Your Best Life with Chronic Pain

Six Things Blocking You from Living Your Best Life with Chronic Pain

Six Things Blocking You from Living Your Best Life with Chronic Pain

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Do What You Love with Chronic Pain

Living with chronic pain is unbearable for many, but it doesn’t have to be debilitating.
Houston’s famous physical therapist Dr. Clay Ardoin says there are methods you can take to reclaim your life.


The co-owner of Sculpt U sat down with celeb mental health expert Dr. James Flowers and co-host Robin French to discuss how those suffering from acute and chronic pain can still do things they love, like move!

The physiotherapist declares pain is produced in the brain, not by tissue damage, and reveals several contributing factors to chronic pain – one of them is the nervous system.

It's ok to get on medication, but that needs to be tapered off.

Dr. Clay Ardoin

Timeline for Healing

Dr. Flowers reveals our bodies should heal from pain within approximately 90 days, no matter what the injury is. Anyone taking medication longer than about 90 days should see a pain or addiction specialist at the J. Flowers Health Institute.


Other contributing factors to your physical health are your stress level, lifestyle, diet, and daily habits. All those things can be improved when you’re dealing with chronic pain. “That can help to desensitize the nervous system,” says Dr. Clay, “because at the end of the day, that’s what we’re trying to do is drive down your neural sensitivity to the situation.”


Traumatic events also take a toll on your physical health. Dr. Clay advises you to consider what life events took place when you began to experience pain.


“If somebody comes into my clinic and says: oh, my shoulder. My shoulder hurts. And I focus on that, I missed this huge opportunity to address all these things. That’s where a comprehensive assessment comes into play,” says Dr. Clay.

Multidisciplinary Approach to Healing Pain

Attacking pain from a multidisciplinary approach is what brings Sculpt U and J. Flowers Health Institute together.


“What you guys do at J. Flowers Health Institute is uncover these things. We don’t, and we can’t do it alone because there are so many complexities to pain.”

J. Flowers Health Institute partners with therapeutic and educational consultants and other behavioral health professionals to deliver clear answers to complex health conditions.


Dr. Clay reflects on a former client whose physical health transformed following the J. Flowers Comprehensive Diagnostic Evaluation Program. He says the client literally could not move her body, so the two teams did some digging to identify the root causes.

I need somebody like J. Flowers Health Institute to start to unravel some of those intertwined emotional connections that she has with pain. Something happened in her childhood that's now causing her to have this catastrophic reaction. The pain is real, and it was a real legitimate injury, but the intensity of the long-term pain is so high based on the nervous system's reaction to trauma.

Dr. Clay Ardoin

After a year and a half of treatment, the client now walks three to five miles a day and often jogs. Success stories like this keep these two experts inspired.


“It’s those type of people that we like to help because they succeed,” says Dr. Clay. “They want help so bad, but they’ve just been led down so many wrong paths.

If you’ve been experiencing chronic pain for more than 90 days, contact the J. Flowers Health Institute’s team of experts at 713.903.2723


Click here to watch the full interview on “Understanding the Human Condition.”

Watch the Episode

If you’ve been experiencing chronic pain for more than 90 days, contact the J. Flowers Health Institute’s team of experts at 713.903.2723


Click here to watch more episodes of “Understanding the Human Condition” with Dr. James Flowers.