Because May is Mental Health Awareness Month, I wanted to take a look at how the news has shaped our understanding of mental illness. In the last year, you were probably saddened and alarmed by some of the many news stories involving loss of life.
When last we met, I discussed a few questions I had about a New Jersey school’s dress code banning strapless dresses for an 8th grade formal dance. I invite you to refresh your memory on the first two points I brought up about this controversial situation.
I recently came across this article about strapless dresses at an 8th grade formal dance. While not on the level of some other recent news events, this article really caught my eye.
By now, you have probably heard or read many stories about the horrible bombing that occurred at the Boston Marathon. If you are feeling emotionally drained from this event, you are not alone.
You may have seen this video of a 7 year-old pediatric brain cancer patient a touchdown run at the Nebraska Spring Game. The young boy, Jack Hoffman, was given this opportunity because of his friendship with a former player and his closeness to the football team.
In light of today being Easter, I’m sharing a some reading about spirituality and mental health. Whether your family practices a particular religion or not, I hope you will find this article thought-provoking.
You may have read a very recently released article highlighting the influence moms have on their children’s’ eating habits. An undergraduate wrote a thesis paper about this connection.
I was reminded today of teen drinking. In my community, an annual banquet is being held this week to support a local foundation. This foundation was created several years ago by family members of a teen boy who died from an alcohol-related car accident.
Wow, last week was a tough one to be a celebrity sports figure with a compelling backstory. Lance Armstrong, widely known for his Tour de France wins and Livestrong Foundation, just admitted to cheating and making accusations against innocent people.
Just about every day you hear how we need to ” do something” about gun violence, especially how it relates to the Newtown, Connecticut tragedy. Ideas have included armed guards at school, tighter gun control laws, some involvement with mental illness (more screenings, possibly a registry, etc.), restrictions on ammunition, and more.