5 Things You Should Do for a Better Quality of Life

Guest Post by Dorothy Watson, Mental Wellness Center We all have a few bad habits — but sometimes a minor behavioral pattern can morph into a larger one that affects your quality of life. Consider looking for ways to improve your outlook if you notice yourself engaging in any of the habits listed below. If… Read more »


Easy Mental Wellness Tips for Work-From-Home Parents

Easy Mental Wellness Tips for Work-From-Home Parents Guest Blog by Joyce Wilson   Working from home can be a dream come true for many parents since it offers lots of flexibility, but it brings its own brand of stress as well. Remote employees often feel pressured to match their workday to an office standard, and… Read more »


5 Tips for a Pandemic-Friendly Vacation During School Breaks

5 Tips for a Pandemic-Friendly Vacation During School Breaks Guest Blog by Joyce Wilson If the thought of taking a vacation during a school break makes you nervous this year, you’re not alone. Though you may have to take more precautions than usual during the pandemic, the current world situation doesn’t mean that you can’t… Read more »


Giving Hope and Setting Goals for Kids and Teens in 2021

Buffering the rise of depression and anxiety in kids amidst social isolation. As we celebrate the new year, children and teenagers continue to be disappointed and frustrated with continued school closures and cancellations of sports and extracurriculars. Online schooling and social isolation continue to weigh our kids down, and the struggle with depression, anxiety, and self-harm amongst our youngest is surging. Despite the… Read more »


Warning Signs: Depression and Anxiety During The Holidays

With Covid-19 on the rise, so is depression, anxiety, and self-harm amongst children and teenagers. With the holidays around the corner, the void of in-person friendships, school parties, family gatherings, and travel, and the ongoing absence of group sports and extracurriculars continue to place our children at significant risk for depression and anxiety. In the past 3 weeks in my practice, I have had a notable… Read more »


Going Back to School in a World of Uncertainty

Coping With Depression, Anxiety, and ADHD Going back to school in a world of uncertainty can wreak havoc on kids and families. Children, adolescents, and family members may be at risk for anxiety and depression in the fluid and unstable environment of the pandemic. It is important that parents, teachers, pediatricians and nurses, and caregivers recognize the signs of depression and anxiety… Read more »


The Silent Pandemic: Depression, Self-Harm, and Suicide

Teens and kids have an increase in mental health struggles since Covid-19 Posted May 21, 2020   The rapid increase in depression, self-harm, and suicide since Covid-19 in children and adolescents is alarming and requires our immediate attention. Children have lost their routines, friends, activities, sports, independence, time in nature, travel, and necessary novel stimulation. The losses children are experiencing in this pandemic are significant;… Read more »