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Our Epidemic of Loneliness: Recommendations for Parents and Caregivers

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On May 3, 2023, The United States Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy released a new Advisory calling attention to the public health crisis of loneliness, isolation, and lack of connection in our country.

Grateful May – 2023 Mental Health Month Calendar

Make this May Mental Health Month a grateful one!

When you express gratitude, your brain releases dopamine and serotonin. These two neurotransmitters play an important role when it comes to our emotions.

Digital Vigilance and Our Kids

We’ve reached a point in time where most of our kids have grown up with digital media as a way of life. Social media, instant viral news, e-learning, digital surveillance – it’s all here to stay. And it’s not all bad. But there are some legitimate concerns about how it’s impacting the mental health and safety of young people.

Reflecting on the Recent Tragedy in Nashville

We are deeply saddened by the school shooting in Nashville. And while our hearts go out and we grieve with the parents and families of those slain, we should be outraged that the United States has one of the highest rates of gun-related deaths in the world.

Storm Anxiety: 11 Tips to Help Your Child Cope

Anxiety is a normal and protective way we humans have evolved to protect ourselves. But with the increasing number and severity of storms, it may feel as if our anxiety – and that of our children – is being fueled more than usual. Storm anxiety is on the rise.

Supporting Youth Following the Colorado Springs Shooting

Another shooting. Another hate crime.

Our hearts go out to the survivors and the families and friends of those who are tragically lost.

We have surpassed 600 mass shootings this year. And sadly marginalized groups, including those who identify as LGBTQ are often the targets.

Music (Arts for Health): Mental Health

This post is an excerpt from Dr. Beresin’s new book, Music.

Suicidio en Primavera: ¿Una Combi-nación (Im)probable?

Todos sabemos que los intentos de suicidio, la ideación suicida e incluso la tragedia de morirse por suicidio aumentan durante los días festivos de invierno.

Es algo que damos por hecho. Está en toda la prensa, está en la cultura popular.

Ukraine: What Do We Tell Our Kids? – Shrinking It Down

The crisis in Ukraine feels to many like the straw that broke the camel’s back. Between the COVID pandemic, systemic racism, the climate crisis, and now the war in Ukraine, the world may feel increasingly unsafe. Very young children, though, actually respond more to their adults’ distress than to the tragic events themselves.

Figure Skating’s Identity Crisis: Supporting Our Young Athletes

It’s been a few weeks since the 2022 Olympics in Beijing, and while the world has moved on to larger news and grief surrounding the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the images of young female figure skaters – children – weeping, throwing their hands up in distress and storming away from cameras, continue to perpetuate a dark sinking feeling wi