Kindness is Contagious

Kindness is Contagious Scientific American published an article titled “Kindness Contagion - Witnessing kindness inspires kindness, causing it to spread like a virus.” The article shares the details of research they conducted on positive conformity. How people will model the behavior of others and if they see them “doing good” they will follow suit. Sometimes [...]

By | 2017-11-07T15:54:46+00:00 November 5th, 2017|Mental Health|0 Comments

Teenage Anxiety a Rapidly Growing Mental Health Concern

Teenage Anxiety a Rapidly Growing Mental Health Concern A recent article in the NY Times titled: Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety? sheds light on how anxiety is the most common mental-health disorder affecting nearly one-third of both adolescents and adults, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. “Anxiety [...]

By | 2017-10-31T15:03:11+00:00 October 28th, 2017|Mental Health|0 Comments

The Impact of Childhood Domestic Violence

The Impact of Childhood Domestic Violence Let’s start with statistics of Childhood Domestic Violence, which are heartbreaking. A study conducted by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) states that every year an estimated 3.3 million to 10 million children are exposed to domestic violence in their home. ChildStats.gov indicates that there are 73.8 [...]

By | 2017-10-17T18:24:59+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Mental Health|0 Comments

Stop the Silence and Stigma of Suicide

Stop the Silence and Stigma of Suicide The most powerful tool that we have in preventing suicide is showing care, compassion, and empathy to those contemplating it. Stop the Stigma of Suicide Take, for example, the raw and real stories shared on the website Live Through This which contains a collection of portraits and [...]

By | 2017-09-12T13:42:17+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Mental Health|0 Comments

The Cost of Child Abuse

The Cost of Child Abuse April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. The Children’s Bureau of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children and Families released the 26th edition of the 2015 Child Maltreatment Report in January 2017. As a parent, mental health professional, and human being, child abuse and the lasting [...]

By | 2017-08-29T21:32:00+00:00 March 30th, 2017|Mental Health|0 Comments

Cutting to the Core

Cutting to the Core Nonsuicidal Self-Injury or self-harm, shows up in the form of intentional self-mutilation, often cutting. According to research compiled by The Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine the numbers are staggering, 15% of adolescents in the US are afflicted, and the number increases from 17% to 35% to college-aged students. [...]

By | 2017-08-29T21:32:00+00:00 March 7th, 2017|Mental Health|0 Comments

It Takes a Village to Heal Mental Illness

The 21st Century Cures Act As CEO of a children’s mental health services organization, I applaud the fact that President Obama recently signed the 21st Century Cures Act, which includes Rep. Chris Murphy's “Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act” as part of the larger health-care reform package. The bi-partisan legislation was designed to [...]

By | 2017-09-05T19:05:14+00:00 December 30th, 2016|Mental Health, Policy|0 Comments