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Depression

Rethinking Depression And Sadness: What You Need To Know

Rethinking Depression And Sadness: What You Need To Know

Sadness doesn’t always mean depression and depression doesn’t always mean sadness. I am writing about this today because it’s important for parents to understand depression doesn’t always look like what we would expect to find.  Most of us are taught to look for overarching sadness […]

3 Ways Your Teen’s Mental Health Impacts Their Sexual Health For Life

3 Ways Your Teen’s Mental Health Impacts Their Sexual Health For Life

Not many topics can make parents possibly more uncomfortable than those of sexual health and mental health.  But I am about to tell you why you should adjust your comfort meter and snuggle in for a chat. First of all, we don’t want any confusion.  […]

Try This Free Antidepressant With Your Kids

Try This Free Antidepressant With Your Kids

When children and adults are living with depression it can be difficult to motivate yourself and family to move.  But move you must. Exercise is proven to be as effective if not more effective than medication in the treatment of depression.  Absolute fact.  NCBI illustrates […]

A Conversation About Childhood Depression With Grace Lester, LMFT

A Conversation About Childhood Depression With Grace Lester, LMFT

  Grace, will you tell me a little about your education and background? I received a sociology degree from Hanover College and went on to earn my MSSW at the University of Louisville.  I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT ) and I […]

5 Reasons Why It Is Easier To Feed Your Kids Real Food

5 Reasons Why It Is Easier To Feed Your Kids Real Food

  We can make up all kinds of reasons as to why it is easier to feed our kids processed food.  But I am here to tell you we have been sold a bill of goods by real fine advertisers and the general population at […]

Why You Need To Get Your Kids Talking

Why You Need To Get Your Kids Talking

Kids who live with depression, anxiety and/or OCD spend an extraordinary amount of time in their head. Ruminating over negative thoughts, worrying about past and future situations and focusing on scary and sad feelings leaves many children and teens zapped emotionally and physically.  They are […]

Reduce Back To School Stress In 5 Simple Steps

Reduce Back To School Stress In 5 Simple Steps

Returning to school can be a trigger for many children, teens and even parents.  The flexibility of the summer gives way to the rigidity of the school year and with it comes an increase in anxiety, acute and chronic stress and depression.  Whether your child […]

5 Natural Ways To Establish Healthy Sleep Routines For Your Child

5 Natural Ways To Establish Healthy Sleep Routines For Your Child

  Sleep can elude the smallest of children.  Many parents struggle to maintain calm evenings in an attempt to give their little ones a restful sleep.  As a result, a time for relaxing and sweet dreams turns to nightmares for all involved.  Dear parents, don’t give up!  Developing […]

How The Arts Can Improve Your Child’s Emotional Health

How The Arts Can Improve Your Child’s Emotional Health

Tired from a night of intense practice, I sat on the dance floor with my friends and we laughed as we unwound the ribbons that curled around our small ankles.  As we pulled our feet from our broken pointe shoes and rolled back the thin layer of […]

Boys Vs. Girls: The Gender Differences In Depression

Boys Vs. Girls: The Gender Differences In Depression

Gender. Gender.  It seems it has become a complicated topic but one that is worthy of our attention.  While we like to think boys and girls are created equal (p.s.- they are), they do differentiate when it comes to the case of depression.  So turn on […]