Talking to Kids about Mass Shootings

Unfortunately, this week we all had to go through this again. Helpful advice for helping kids deal with the unimaginable news of another mass shooting.

When to seek psychotherapy

It can be difficult to decide if what you are experiencing is just ‘the blues’, or you have simply been stressed or worried by issues at home, work, or your community.  However, there are some guidelines about when it may be best to seek the help of a qualified mental health professional. For more information […]

Stress in America

The American Psychological Association does periodic research on what stresses Americans, but more importantly, what people in this country can do to more effectively deal with stress.    For more information go to : Stress in America Press Room   Note in particular the tabs on “Getting Involved”, “Finding Support”, and “Managing Stress”.

Natural Methods to Help with Maintaining a Better Mood

Many people are quick to seek out psychiatric medications when they have mood problems (depression or anxiety).  While these medications do have their place (and no one is expected to simply ‘gut it out’), it is also important to remember that we have many ways to help maintain a healthy mood.  It may take a […]

Mental Health and Kids – a Discussion

When it comes to mental health and children, there is a lot of debate about when to know if a behavior is just ‘kid stuff’, or something to be taken very seriously. In this Facebook Live discussion, psychologist Molly Allen, PsyD attempts to sift through the issue.

Forgive and Forget?

It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody. –Maya Angelou Forgive And Forget? It is said that confession is good for the soul. It may also be good for your mental health. Forgiveness involves letting go: of the need for revenge, of resentment and bitterness, of wishing bad karma […]

The Challenge of Caring for Elderly Parents

One of the realities of having aging parents is that eventually adult children may become caregivers, a role many don’t anticipate happening until…well, until mom slips in the bathroom or dad crashes the car. Fast, sometimes mind-numbing decisions and changes invariably occur when adult children do not feel prepared to accept them. Adult children often […]

The Greatest Generation Can Be A Great Challenge

By Staff Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live; it is asking others to live as one wishes to live. -Oscar Wilde   Many people these days—especially if they are Baby Boomers or members of the Sandwich Generation—feel that older people appear incredibly selfish, i.e. demanding, and self-focused. Baby Boomers often become caregivers […]

The Signs and Symptoms of Autism

By Staff More than 3.5 million Americans live with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Many people believe an ASD diagnosis means that autistic people should be institutionalized and forgotten. However, that’s far from the truth. For example, Dr. Temple Grandin was diagnosed as autistic in 1950 and her parents were told to institutionalize her.  The now […]