Advice for your child’s back to school anxiety: Maranda Interview with Elizza LeJeune

Psychological First Aid: Helping Children Better Manage Stress

Psychological First Aid: Helping Children Better Manage Stress
No school, no church, no playdates with friends, no summer vacation trips…life has been and continues to be extremely stressful for everyone—including children. Adults can often identify what is stressful in their life and talk about it. Children, on the...

Advice For Families Anxious About Reopening: Maranda Interview with Dr. Greg Mallis

Advice For Families Anxious About Reopening: Maranda Interview with Dr. Greg Mallis

Dr. Mallis suggests families go at their own speed with going back out in public. Whether it be going to your favorite restaurant and sitting outside, going to the John Ball Zoo or Craig’s Cruisers, or even just going to the beach. It’s important that you take the steps that are most comfortable to you and your family when trying to regain some normalcy in your lives.

Tough Economic Times: Lessons From the Tank

Tough Economic Times: Lessons From the Tank

By Bob VandePol, MSW COVID-19 challenges many areas of our lives in many frightening ways. It threatens the health and safety of ourselves and loved ones, forced us into social isolation and resulted in radical shifts in education and work….

Getting Things Done: Tips on Overcoming Procrastination

Getting Things Done: Tips on Overcoming Procrastination

We have an uncanny ability to find new and inventive ways to avoid taking action. Our moods can rob of us of motivation just when we especially need it to feel better. On the other hand, we also encounter avoidance…

We Need to Talk About Suicide

We Need to Talk About Suicide
We need to start talking about suicide. Now. And we need to keep talking. Suicide has long been a serious public health problem. The recent and sudden isolation, unemployment and precipitous change ushered in by COVID-19 threatens to increase the...

Making Change Sweeter: How to Find the Sweet Spot

Making Change Sweeter: How to Find the Sweet Spot

In their Transtheoretical Model, James Prochaska and Carlo DiClimente identify five stages in the process of change. Basically, you have pre-change, a beginning, middle and an end or continuance. When it comes to change, different people have more or less…