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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Truth Behind Moods And Foods 4 Kids (Q & A)

The Truth Behind Moods And Foods 4 Kids (Q & A)

What is the purpose of your blog? I am hoping to create a change in the conversation surrounding mental health especially for the sake of children.  I grew tired of the public discourse: anti-depressants or not? I didn’t see anyone writing about nutrition.  I didn’t see anyone […]

Why I Want My Kids To Fail

Why I Want My Kids To Fail

  Despite the best of intentions, modern parents are ushering their children by the droves into emotional mousetraps.  Caught between a parent’s own desire for enmeshment and rapidly shifting societal norms, children are left ill-equipped to navigate the spectrum of their own emotions.  The trends […]

Is My Child Depressed?

Is My Child Depressed?

May I get straight to the point?  Depression is everywhere.  Like an octopus its tentacles are enveloping our small people from every angle.  Children around the world are being pulled under at an alarming rate.  The suburbs will not keep you safe.  The countryside does not lead to immunity.  The world feels […]