The Holiday Stretch

The Holiday Stretch

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Each year we kick of the holiday stretch in October and it runs through February. Halloween, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa, New Year's Eve and Day, and Valentine's Day consume us all. For some this is...

Suicide in Seniors

Suicide in Seniors

Generally if someone was asked "who's more likely to commit suicide, a 27 year old male or an 85 year old male", many would say "the 27 year old male"; however, it's the contrary. Although the younger you are the more attempts there are for suicide, seniors are...

Minority Mental Health

Minority Mental Health

July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month Minority Mental Health Awareness Month was founded in 2008 with the hopes of raising mental health awareness surrounding disparities, barriers to treatment, and stigma in minority communities. In this article I hope to...

Grief and Loss

Grief and Loss

Grief and loss is generally discussed in relation to the death of a loved one; however, there are other circumstances which can cause grief such as retirement, loss of prestige, loss of a social life, and the loss of independence. Evidence-based research teaches us...

PTSD Talk

PTSD Talk

June is national PTSD awareness month Contrary to popular belief post-traumatic stress disorder, more commonly known as PTSD, is not exclusive to those who have served in the military. PTSD is a mental health condition that can occur when a person has witnessed or...

Sessions with Seniors

Sessions with Seniors

Seniors are here to make their presence known! It's been said that by 2030 seniors will outnumber youth and one fifth of the US population will be over the age of 65. Unbelievable! Including Seniors in the Conversation What does this mean for us? How will we blend the...

Why Should Seniors Seek Counseling

Why Should Seniors Seek Counseling

I'm often asked "why do you provide mental health services to seniors specifically". Let's first define mental health and mental illness to ensure we're all on the same page. Although often used interchangeably the terms differ. Mental health refers to one's social,...