Category: For Parents

Are We Really Connecting?

The Social Challenge Today we live in a society where news and information are always at our fingertips. Communications of all kinds, photographs, information, and videos are available to download and view with just one click. We are bombarded with news, and these days, most of the news is less than encouraging. Sometimes, the ability […]

The Sirens Are Blaring

The sirens are blaring and the lights are flashing – are schools paying attention? Article after article is warning us of a dangerous trend: adolescent anxiety, depression and suicidal ideation is rising: Starting in April 2020, emergency room visits for mental health concerns are up 31% for 12-17 year olds (1). 56% of teens report […]

Revisiting 2020

2020 continues to spark some serious divisiveness. From politics to the pandemic, many are ecstatic to celebrate a new year and hope for brighter times ahead. There is no longer a sense that normal is boring. But, despite the challenges from this year – there are also moments we can cherish. For me it is […]

When The Outside Does Not Match The Inside

I am the parent of a suicide survivor. Even typing these words brings on a whirlwind of emotions. I remember the day my son attempted to take his life and the shock and sadness I felt that somehow I had completely failed him. How did I not see that he was hurting so badly, that […]

A Parent’s Handbook on Childhood and Teen Depression

Somewhere between 15 and 20 percent of our children and teens will suffer from at least one depressive episode before they reach adulthood. These episodes come in many forms—ranging from the child who doesn’t want to go to school to the teen who is constantly in a rage to the withdrawn child who barely speaks. […]

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