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Mental Health Isn’t a Competition

Mental Health Isn’t a Competition

All this talk about Hurricanes Laura and Marco, mixed with the third anniversary of Hurricane Harvey hitting the Texas coast has me stressed out. My anxiety is on high alert, my head hurts, I don’t have much patience, I keep thinking about Hurricane Harvey, and...
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...