Preventing Suicide: Risk Factors, Warning Signs, Safety Plans and Hotlines

Preventing Suicide: Risk Factors, Warning Signs, Safety Plans and Hotlines

Preventing Suicide: Risk Factors, Warning Signs, Safety Plans and Hotlines
September is National Suicide Prevention Month, set aside to support and connect with those who’ve been impacted by a death by suicide or have suicidal thoughts as well as to create more awareness about suicide prevention. Thinking about or attempting...

The Truth About E-Cigarettes: What Parents, Teens & the Public Should Know

The Truth About E-Cigarettes: What Parents, Teens & the Public Should Know
The vaping industry has run a very successful campaign to create a widespread perception that e-cigarettes or vaping is less dangerous to users than smoking conventional cigarettes. But are they really? The information available can be confusing. For every story...

Beyond Concussions: TBI

Beyond Concussions: TBI

School is back in session and football and soccer are underway at virtually every school and college. While these sports may not cause the majority of head injuries, undoubtedly the coming months will bring an increase in the incidence of…

Tips for Parenting Tweenagers

Tips for Parenting Tweenagers
Parenting tweenagers 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 nothing...

Sleep is Critically Important for Children and Teens

Sleep is Critically Important for Children and Teens

Most children and teens are not getting enought sleep. Pine Rest’s Dr. Gregory Mallis shares tips on helping your child or teen achieve healthier sleep.

5 Tips for Sending Your Child Off to College

5 Tips for Sending Your Child Off to College
As your child prepares to head off to college, you may both be experiencing a range of conflicting emotions. Excitement. Elation. Trepidation. Sadness. Life is full of confusing transitions like this, isn’t it? However, “Confusing” does not have to mean...

Understanding Eating Disorders

Understanding Eating Disorders

Tackling common myths about eating disorders. Eating disorders are not a lifestyle choice; they are mental-physical illnesses that affect individuals of every age, race, ethnicity and gender. Seriously affecting health and sometimes fatal, these illnesses severely affect a person’s eating behaviors. However, it is very important to know that eating disorders are treatable. And, the sooner an eating disorder is detected, the better the chance for recovery.

Helping Children Learn from Failure

Helping Children Learn from Failure

Children often think that everyone has natural talent, that success comes easy. So if they struggle, it makes them a failure. The truth is, everyone fails. It’s how they learn to respond to failure that will define their future. So learn to reframe “failures” with your children as vital milestones along the path of life that will help them learn, grow, find their way and succeed.

Depression at College: Tips for Parents, Friends and Roommates

Depression at College: Tips for Parents, Friends and Roommates

College can be an exciting time, however it does come with significant and abrupt changes to daily life and routine. Some students settle in just fine after an initial adjustment period, while others may struggle with acclimating to their new…

Bullying Prevention: What to Know

Bullying Prevention: What to Know
Bullying prevention is perhaps more important than ever in today's digital era, where cyberbullying in particular is a major source of stress for kids and parents as well as school administrators . Bullying in all its forms should be taken...