Depression rates among kids ages 14-17 increased by more than 60% between 2009 and 2017 and Suicidality doubled. The report is based on the annual U.S. Department of Health and Human survey of more than 600,000 people. Even to researchers and experts who closely monitor these numbers indicate it’s a major wake up call and […]
Winter Newsletter “Stronger Than You Think”
New studies are showing the long-lasting and far-reaching effects of domestic violence on children. Researchers discovered children who simply witness abuse suffer the same effects as those who are actually abused. Observing violence carries the same risk of harm to a child’s mental health and learning as a child who is abused directly. Ronald Kessler, […]
New year, new you? Susan Shain in the New York Times writes about what science tells us about legitimately making and keeping New Year’s Resolutions. Most importantly, think about December 31, 2019 and what change would you have made that would make you the happiest; the change you’d be most grateful to have achieved. She […]
Dallas Morning News ran a short piece with simple tips for those hurting during the Holidays. To those who are grieving or miss a loved one I am thinking of you and praying for you. May you have the peace that passes understanding during this holiday season.
Fall Newsletter “Forgiveness is Personal”
USA Today interviewed billionaire businessman Richard Branson. He was made to feel stupid and beaten regularly by his headmaster in his youth. The reason was his dyslexia. He’s co-founded a charity “Made By Dyslexia” which hosted it’s first global summit. The list of people past and present with dyslexia is impressive! Branson says dyslexia is […]
Dallas Morning News writer Tyra Damm is both a teacher and a parent. She interviews Dallas area parents and teachers about what they expect from each other. Parents and teachers share three important things so that kids have their best year ever.
There is a profound article by ESPN senior writer Jackie MacMullan on the NBA’s path of forming a comprehensive mental health program. The courage of athletes to step out and share their mental health problems has led the NBA to hire a psychologist as their first director of mental health and wellness. It took an All-Star […]
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you for all the support, encouragement and funds to make our Overnight Walk a success! After this Overnight Walk experience I have no doubt many lives will be saved and so many people given hope and resources who are affected by suicide. It was a grueling 17 miles with Saturday […]