There’s immense stigma around mental health in the world. Today, I’m going to be addressing the stigma that lives within the black community. I am a black therapist. I care deeply for the mental health of all people, but especially those in our community. People of color face unique challenges throughout their lives that impact their mental health. The trauma, …

Many school boards are meeting to review stakeholder input, State health and education department information, and guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) relating to the start of the 2020-1 school year. Although this is a Summer of unprecedented change and challenge, there are steps you as a parent/caregiver can take to move forward proactively and positively on the …

Mood swings are very prevalent and unspecific symptoms in children and adolescents that can be present in multiple mental health disorders. Not every child who has mood swings has bipolar affective disorder, in fact most do NOT. Bipolar affective disorder, or manic-depressive disorder as it is also called, is a mental health disorder that affects mood. As the name explains, …

A child’s disruptive and oppositional behaviors can push any parent to the breaking point.  As a last resort, parents may feel like they have no other choice other than to use spanking or other forms of corporal punishment because (in the moment) it feels like the fastest and most effective way to change your child’s behavior. The disciplinary choices you …