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Family Mental Health Around The Web, #7

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Hi, folks.  I can’t tell you how excited I am that spring officially begins in just a few days.  I don’t know what it’s been like in your neck of the woods, but in my hometown we’d had more than enough winter before January was half-over.

This is your newest Around The Web summary.  You’ll find fun tips on improving family mental health and a great website by the US Department of Health and Human Services.  Take a closer look by clicking the highlighted link.

Ten Tips For Improving Family Mental Health: An article after the heart of this blog!  These are ten fun tips for improving and maintaining your family’s mental well-being.  It also suggests that you add a few unique things your family does to stay close.  One thing my family does is puzzles.  We get serious about it and involve aunts, uncles, and grandparents when they come around.  You can either “talk puzzle” or you can just talk.  You may also have many opportunities to negotiate and work together while doing something fun.  It’s literally “up close” family time for us.

Family Guide at This is a comprehensive resource with lots of information.  The extended title on the logo is “Keeping Youth Mentally Healthy and Drug Free.”  The most obvious feature is multiple articles about kids and families.  Topics range from parenting, drugs and alcohol, saying positive things, praising your child, ADHD, and more.  A not-so-obvious bonus is collection of side tabs on the right side of the screenshot.  If you tilt your head to the right, you’ll be able to read a handful of tabs with more resources such as videos, a mental health dictionary, drug facts, links, and more.  Plenty of info in the articles, but don’t forget the side tabs.

Let me know what some of your fun tips for family mental wellness are.  Also, leave any comments you wish about the SAMHSA website.  Thanks, and happy spring! (almost)

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Family Mental Health Around The Web, #7

Erika Krull, MS, LMHP

Erika Krull, MS, LMHP is a practicing licensed mental health counselor in Nebraska.

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Krull, E. (2019). Family Mental Health Around The Web, #7. Psych Central. Retrieved on August 4, 2020, from


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