Back to School with a Focus on Mental Health

It’s back to school time for kids of all ages. Schools and colleges are bustling again with the promise of a new year. As someone who went to school for a very long time and who teaches in a university setting, I’ve always found this to be an exciting time of year. However, we know … Read more…

Let’s Stop Bullying: 10 Things You Need to Know

Recently I had the opportunity to participate in an excellent online program called “Bullying Prevention and Response Training” sponsored by stopbullying.gov, a website of the US Department of Health and Human Services. I found it very educational and enlightening, so I thought you might be interested in hearing about a few of the highlights. I’ve summarized … Read more…

How To Talk With Your Kids About Mental Illness

If you’re a parent and you or another family member has experienced mental health concerns, you probably have felt unsure about how to talk with your children about this issue. Should you discuss it at all? If you do, what should you say? Your first reaction may be to avoid talking with your children about … Read more…

What Are We Teaching Our Children About Mental Health?

When I was growing up, I was always so excited about the first day of school each year. I looked forward to seeing my friends, learning new things and being involved in my favorite activities (I was a band and chorus geek, if you must know.) I remember my Dad and I would always say … Read more…

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