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How do we quit shaming?

How do we quit shaming?

My 18-year old daughter tested positive for COVID-19 last month.   She hung out with a friend who was unknowingly sick a couple of weeks before she started showing signs of having the coronavirus herself. She also works in retail, so there’s no real way of...
Feeling all the Feelings

Feeling all the Feelings

Parents sometimes have that “ah ha!” moment when they realize that children must be taught how to name their feelings. What seems like an easy task for adults, is something that is hard for children to understand. Children often have the basic emotions –...
Case Study: COVID-19 or Anxiety?

Case Study: COVID-19 or Anxiety?

Here is a case study that illustrates how mental health challenges can come and go in your life. Right now during the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are experiencing mental health challenges such as anxiety, depression and panic.   The name in the story has been...
Self-Care as a Conscious Decision

Self-Care as a Conscious Decision

Self-care is an important part of our everyday lives. Without it, our mental and physical health may start to decline. There are various ways to engage in self-care. Taking an interest inventory can help narrow down what is best suited for your own personal self-care....
What is Anxiety?

What is Anxiety?

Every where you turn, people are talking about anxiety in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. But what exactly is anxiety? What are symptoms of anxiety and how can it be treated? Ramona, program director with the San Antonio Mobile Mental Wellness Collaborative,...