Providing Healthy Support to Family Members in Recovery

Providing Healthy Support to Family Members in Recovery

Providing Healthy Support to Family Members in Recovery
For years, I have observed individuals with substance use disorders often get various degrees of support from their family. I characterize the unhelpful types of support in two categories – the passive supportive family member and the overinvolved family member....

Stopping Military and Veteran Suicides

Stopping Military and Veteran Suicides

Approximately 17 U.S. veterans die by suicide every day—a rate that is about 1.5 times that of nonveterans after adjusting for differences in age and sex, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) 2019 National Veteran Suicide Prevention Annual…

Mariah DeYoung on WZZM: Women, Stress and Pandemic Drinking

Mariah DeYoung on WZZM: Women, Stress and Pandemic Drinking
May 20, 2021 Stress and boredom have led to a rise in alcohol consumption during the pandemic, especially in women. One study showed women’s episodes of heavy drinking (meaning four or more alcoholic beverages within a few hours) has increased...

Strengthening Our Mental Health: Lessons from the Pandemic

Strengthening Our Mental Health: Lessons from the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic was a “perfect storm” of circumstances that challenges our collective mental health. The good news is we’ve all learned a lot about how to nurture our mental health in order to weather this storm. But now is…

Heather Kiel Offers Mental Health Tips for Moms on ‘Maranda’

Heather Kiel Offers Mental Health Tips for Moms on ‘Maranda’
Heather Kiel, LMSW, PMH-C, recently appeared on WOTV's Maranda to talk about parenting stress, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how moms can prioritize their mental health. The pandemic has taken an particularly heavy toll on women, who have been coping...