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Teen Rejection: How to Respond

Helping teens navigate rejection can be difficult. We want our children to be and feel accepted. So what can we do to help? A recent article in Psychology Today tackled this very question. On Wednesday afternoons I shuttle my son and two friends to their afternoon...

The Truth About ADHD

ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is a term frequently tossed around in conversation. While in recent years we have come to understand ADHD in new ways, there are many myths out there today on the topic. A recent article on Bustle.com tackled the topic...

PTSD & Fire Season

As the summer season approaches, some of us are preparing for fun. Others are preparing for a possibly intense fire season and the associated PTSD. And year after year, who are the heroes of fire season? Firefighters, of course. We rely on them to help us when we need...

Binge Drinking & Spring Break

For many, there is a close relationship between spring break and binge drinking. Not only are there immediate risks inherent in binge-level alcohol consumption (not to mention any alcohol consumption for minors), but there are associated risks such as assault and...

Facebook is Not Your Therapist

According to a recent article on Healthline.com, 44 million adults in the U.S. grapple with mental health matters in a given year. Who do a lot of us “talk” to? Our social media accounts: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat. But do our “friends” provide good...

A caregiver needs help, too.

One of the ripple effects of mental illness is its effects on other people. If you care for someone who is in the grips of panic, anxiety, depression or another mental illness, your own wellbeing can be compromised and it is important to have support. We felt it was...