“Nine Days” Film Screening & Community Discussion Will Feature Local Mental Health Experts

Lack of Motivation: Laziness or Fear in Disguise?

Lack of Motivation: Laziness or Fear in Disguise?
Renowned social psychologist Dr. Devon Price has written a tome entitled Laziness Does Not Exist. I can imagine you’re thinking, “But that can’t be right…I’ve actually seen laziness and resistance, in others, even in myself!” Well, Dr. Price is right....

Tips for Parenting Tweenagers

Tips for Parenting Tweenagers
Parenting a tweenager is not for the faint of heart. With each of my children, somewhere between the ages of 9 and 12 they went from wanting to spend time with me and talking my ear off, to basically wanting...

Is Your Child Ready to Be Home Alone?

Is Your Child Ready to Be Home Alone?
Is your child ready to be home alone? The answer often depends on a number of factors. However, if he or she is becoming more responsible and asking for more independence, that's a good sign that they’re ready to start...

Managing Back-to-School Anxiety

Managing Back-to-School Anxiety
  August and change in life seem inextricably linked. After all, means the end of summer and the return of back-to-school time. Meanwhile, change is inextricably linked to fear for many of us--which explains why this time of year can...

How Institutional Racism and Microaggressions Affect Minority Mental Health

How Institutional Racism and Microaggressions Affect Minority Mental Health
It is no secret that our country has a significant history of racism. Some argue that racism no longer exists due to de-segregation laws and policy changes, while others argue that racism is still alive – it has just changed...

Talking to Kids About Discrimination

Talking to Kids About Discrimination
Discussing discrimination can be hard enough for adults. Talking to kids about discrimination can be especially daunting. People can be discriminated against for any number of reasons, including age, gender, weight, religion, income level, disability, sexual orientation and race or...