Q & A with Leah Eckley, Associate Director of Smart Support with SW Human Development: The importance of mental health in early childhood development

Posted by on Aug 7, 2018 in Parenting, Youth | No Comments

National data shows that pre-K children are expelled at three times the rate as K-12 students for challenging behaviors. A child’s early years can be a roller coaster of emotions and behaviors, but when do challenging behaviors cross the line into mental health issues? What does early childhood mental health look like? Early childhood mental […]

Exercise For Mental Health: 8 Keys To Get And Stay Moving

Posted by on Jul 27, 2018 in Coping, Growth, PTSD | No Comments
Exercise For Mental Health: 8 Keys To Get And Stay Moving

“Exercise has been researched and validated for treating a variety of mental issues and mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, bipolar disorders, schizophrenia,addictions, grief, relationship problems, dementia, and personality disorders. Additionally, exercise alleviates such conditions such as bad moods, stress, chronic pain and chronic illness.” Dr. Hibbert goes on to talk about the […]

The Best Apology: #Stay Married

Posted by on Jun 22, 2018 in Growth, Marriage | No Comments
The Best Apology: #Stay Married

DON’T apologize for someone else’s feelings. “I’m sorry you’re mad” is NOT an apology. It’s condescending. DO apologize for your own actions and attitude. “I’m sorry i was rude” is an apology that takes ownership. Be specific about what you did wrong. “I’m sorry for whatever your mad at” is NOT going to work. DON”T […]

Men & Mental Health: A Muted Cry

Posted by on Jun 15, 2018 in Anger, Coping, Vulnerability | No Comments
Men & Mental Health: A Muted Cry

“Not only do men and women communicate differently but they think, feel, perceive, react, respond, love, need, and appreciate differently.” John Gray, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus: Practical Guide for Improving Communication Men don’t often verbally express their emotions. This unfortunately contributes to the notion that men don’t battle mental health stressors […]

Healing After A Loved One’s Suicide

Posted by on Jun 8, 2018 in Coping, Suicidal Thoughts | No Comments
Healing After A Loved One’s Suicide

It is never easy when a loved one dies from suicide. It often leaves family devastated and with feelings of disparity, anger, confusion, and guilt; but it is important to remember it is not your fault. You may have these feelings long after your loved one has passed away, along with nightmares, social withdrawals, and […]