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 […]
My daughter, Reese and I are doing something incredible together! We’re participating in the Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk – an extraordinary event where participants from all over the country join together to walk 16-18 miles over the course of one night. We’re fundraising to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Proceeds will help […]
Blue Cross Blue Shield reports a 33% increase in major depression diagnoses from 2013 to 2016 while Cigna reports that overall loneliness scores in America are alarmingly high. The news is worse for young people! Millennials have experienced a 47% increase and teenagers a 63% increase in major depression. While there are likely multiple factors a 2017 study […]
Bryan McMillan and family have turned their pain in to hope and support for grieving families. Based in Southlake, Texas, Families with Holes, Inc., has but one important mission: to provide grieving families the network of professional, qualified support, comfort, and counseling they need to begin the journey back to living their own unique purpose. […]
Connor Williams bravely shares his story with NFL.com. A thank you letter to his bullies. I hope every child, teen, family, teacher and administrator can read his letter and collectively discuss how they can respond in their schools and community. His relationship with his Dad is equally moving and inspiring.
Stories like these always make it easier for people especially boys or men to get help. Depression is real and not a weakness. Help is available and treatment works.
It’s no secret adolescence is the period of peak stress. Rachel Simmons writes a fantastic article in the NY Times about self-compassion for stressed out teens. Unfortunately, anxiety and depression have skyrocketed in today’s teens. Between 2012 and 2015 depression increased 50% in teen girls and college students experiencing overwhelming anxiety reached 62% in 2016. […]