National Healthcare Decisions Day

March 21st, 2017

How many times have you heard the adage, the only certainty in life is death and taxes?  The month of March is moving along, and if you are like me, you are focusing on the need to finalize your income taxes which are due to the IRS on Tuesday, April 18th. However, there is another event occurring at the same time – National Healthcare Decision…

Signs and Symptoms in Adolescents of a Mental Health Difficulty

March 2nd, 2017

Adolescence is a very crucial time, bringing about many changes in physical, emotional, social and mental well-being. With the various changes, it can be difficult to recognize the behaviors that are normal life changes and challenges from signs of a mental health difficulty. Here are a few things to look for: Loss of interest in usual activities If your teen once had a love for…

Three Important Things to Know About Teen Dating Violence

February 7th, 2017

The teenage years can be a time of significant change in many young people’s lives. It’s a time when they are gaining more independence, thinking about what path to follow in life, negotiating friendships, and often beginning to date. Both teens and parents learn their areas of comfort and boundaries as teens start dating. A significant and often poorly understood problem in teen dating relationships…