Talking to Kids About Mental Illness

Kids are very intelligent and naturally curious. If you or someone in your family struggles with a mental illness, there is a good chance that your child has some understanding of what that means. It is important to have conversations about mental health with children early, as confusion, misunderstanding, and misinterpretation can cause them a significant amount of distress. For example, if a parent … Read More Talking to Kids About Mental Illness


Emotional Support Animals for Mental Health

An emotional support animal is any animal that provides comfort by being with a person who needs them. These animals have not been trained to perform a specific task, which means that they are not synonymous with service animals as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act. While emotional support animals do not require specific training, they should be well-mannered in public. If they … Read More Emotional Support Animals for Mental Health


Disaster and Mental Health

If you have picked up a newspaper, searched the web, or turned on the TV recently you have likely come across news about one or more natural disasters and the severity of the devastation caused by them. Reasonable reactions to hearing of these events likely brings forth feelings of: Disbelief and shock Fear and anxiety about the future Disorientation Feeling “numb” emotionally Irritability Anger … Read More Disaster and Mental Health