Topic: mental health

It Is A Big Deal If Your Kid Is Picked Last At School

It Is A Big Deal If Your Kid Is Picked Last At School

As parents, we always try to tell ourselves that the harsh, cruel world out there probably isn’t as bad as it seems. Kids are resilient! Kids need adversity in order to learn new social skills and thrive! While I am one such parent who hopes that my sons can survive disappointment and heartache in the great, big world out there, some psychiatrists believe that kids aren’t as resilient as we think. More »

It’s Time To Take The Stigma Out Of Mental Illness

Itâs Time To Take The Stigma Out Of Mental Illness

Opening the discussion about mental illness has been a long time coming. I have a history of mental illness in my family. I unfortunately don’t know all of the details, but I do know what I have been told by my mother about my grandmother and my father. Late in her life, my grandmother suffered from paranoid delusions, possibly related to PTSD after her time spent in Germany during World War II. My father was very unstable growing up, and I believe he is now medicated for a mental illness. More »