With an understanding of how the human sleep cycle functions, you can make positive changes to your child’s sleep environment and nighttime habits.

What You Actually Need to Know About the Link Between Technology and Your Child’s...

Technology, from smartphones to game systems and security monitors to smart appliances, is a part of your child’s everyday life. That same technology that organizes, entertains, and protects, often has unintended consequences...
September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day and September is known as National Suicide Prevention Month. But are suicide prevention programs effective?

Are Suicide Prevention Programs Effective?

You’ll likely see a number of notices about campaigns for suicide awareness in the upcoming weeks with September 10th being World Suicide Prevention Day and September as the National Suicide Prevention Month.
Many parents are aware of the importance of having conversations with their kids about topics like sex, alcohol, and drugs. But what about suicide?

How to Talk to Your Child About Suicide: The Tough Conversation You Need to...

Many parents are aware of the importance of having conversations with their kids about topics like sex, alcohol, and drugs or safe driving. Most of us find our way through these sometimes...
We are hearing more about suicide among young adults. We hear about the rising suicide rates in the news, how suicide is the second leading cause of death for youth ages 10-24, and we hear about it in our communities when a youth has had a suicide attempt. Helping your child cope with a friend's suicide...

Helping Your Child Cope with a Friend’s Suicide

More and more we are hearing about suicide among teens and young adults. We hear about the rising suicide rates in the news, how suicide is the second leading cause of death for...

20 Years Behind Bars: Incarceration, Re-Entry, and Mental Health

What is prison really like? In this episode, we are talking about incarceration - mental health implications and issues related to re-entry into society. Craig Pohlman, Ph.D., Jennifer...
As a therapist, we really do care - just know that it can be hard to see the kids who our efforts have impacted grow up and move on. Therapists grieve too!

A Therapist Who Cares is a Therapist Who Grieves

Many times when I write, the urge to do so strikes in the wee hours of the morning. Usually sometime between 3AM and 5AM when the sky is still midnight black and...
Despite mandatory evacuations, many people refuse to evacuate natural disasters. Dr. Bilal Ghandour points to personalities and defensive mechanisms as two reasons why.

Why Some People Refuse to Evacuate

Hurricane Dorian has been moving its way, at a glacial speed, throughout the Bahamas and is now making its way towards the United States. While it’s hard to plan for a potential hurricane...
The bystander effect first became evident after the murder of Kitty Genovese in New York City in 1964. Genovese was stabbed to death outside her apartment. Let's talk about bystander intervention and diffusion of responsibility.

Understanding the Bystander Effect: How You Can Intervene and Help a Potential Victim

Trying to help yourself and realizing you can do nothing is one type of pain. Realizing tens, hundreds or even thousands of other people could have stopped the pain is devastating.
Each new experience or challenge brings an opportunity for your teen. Check out these five strategies on building self-esteem and raising a confident teen.

5 Parenting Strategies for Building Self-Esteem and Raising a Confident Teen

What are your hopes for your teen this year? A fresh year brings the excitement of new milestones and uncertainty of what challenges may tag along. Maybe you are...
The power of being misunderstood, to be seen for someone you’re not. The enormity of the emotion creates a major blind spot. Read me when you're hurt... A poem about mental health.

Read Me When You’re Hurt

Do you feel it? That turbulence, it’s right there.In the middle of your chest, I can feel it. Yes, it’s here. It feels so good to hold on to...