Navigating the Blended “Yours, Mine and Ours” Family Holidays

Navigating the Blended “Yours, Mine and Ours” Family Holidays

Navigating the Blended “Yours, Mine and Ours” Family Holidays
  Four parents, 16 grandparents, 10 Christmas celebrations, split holiday vacation... While this could be some strange rendition of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" it actually represents the challenging reality blended families face. The holidays add stress every family must...

Severe Pregnancy-Related Depression May Be Rooted In Inflammation

Severe Pregnancy-Related Depression May Be Rooted In Inflammation

A runaway, inflammatory immune response may be responsible for triggering severe depression during and after pregnancy, according to a new study published in the journal Brain, Behavior and Immunity. Not to be mistaken for the rapidly passing “baby blues,” which…

Six Steps to Living Well with Diabetes

Six Steps to Living Well with Diabetes

Diabetes is an increasingly common disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 20.9 million Americans were living with diagnosed diabetes in 2011, up from just 5.6 million in 1980. And an estimated seven million more people had…

Bullying Prevention: What to Know

Bullying Prevention: What to Know
Bullying prevention is perhaps more important than ever in today's digital era, where cyberbullying in particular is a major source of stress for kids and parents as well as school administrators . Bullying in all its forms should be taken...

Tips for Finding a Therapist

Tips for Finding a Therapist

As a mental health professional, one of the questions I often receive from friends and family is, “Do you have any recommendations on how to find a therapist?” Determining insurance coverage First, you’ll want to find out who your insurance…

Understanding Addiction and Substance Use Disorders Can Aid Recovery

Understanding Addiction and Substance Use Disorders Can Aid Recovery
More than 19.7 million Americans age 12 and older had substance use disorder in the past year. (SAMHSA, 2017) Substance Use Disorder (SUD) is a broad term that covers what used to be called substance abuse and substance dependence. It...

Beyond Concussions: TBI

Beyond Concussions: TBI

School is back in session and football and soccer are underway at virtually every school and college. While these sports may not cause the majority of head injuries, undoubtedly the coming months will bring an increase in the incidence of…

Sleep is Critically Important for Children and Teens

Sleep is Critically Important for Children and Teens

Most children and teens are not getting enought sleep. Pine Rest’s Dr. Gregory Mallis shares tips on helping your child or teen achieve healthier sleep.

5 Tips for Sending Your Child Off to College

5 Tips for Sending Your Child Off to College
As your child prepares to head off to college, you may both be experiencing a range of conflicting emotions. Excitement. Elation. Trepidation. Sadness. Life is full of confusing transitions like this, isn’t it? However, “Confusing” does not have to mean...

Preventing Suicide: Why Talking About “It” Is Essential

Preventing Suicide: Why Talking About “It” Is Essential

Suicide touches all of us. After cancer and heart disease, suicide accounts for more years of life lost than any other cause of death. However, unlike cancer and heart disease, most of us feel very uncomfortable talking to someone about whether they are having thoughts about harming themselves. In this article, Jean Holthaus provides talking tips to start the conversation.