Dealing with Parenting Stress During the Holidays

The holiday season is magical for children but creating that fantasy and joy can actually cause unimaginable stress on parents. With longer breaks from school, large family dinners and gift-giving, it can be a time-consuming and financially difficult time. In order to keep the joy alive for children and family, one or two parents may… Read more »

Postpartum Depression: Symptoms and Treatment

The birth of a baby can be a joyous and memorable time filled with celebrations for the entire family. That being said, a new baby can also bring a flood of more negative emotions for the new mom. Between the stressors of taking care of a new life and doing so with little sleep and… Read more »

Managing Your Mental Health This Holiday Season

For some, thoughts of the holiday season bring to mind images of cozy sweaters, warm blankets, holiday movie marathons, and hot chocolate. It is often a time filled with family gatherings and nostalgia; however, it might be hard for some Christmas-aficionados to realize the holiday season can be filled with stress, anxiety, and depression for… Read more »

Manage Triggers During the Holidays

The end of summer marks the beginning of the holiday season. With the twinkling lights, cider mills, apple picking, and hayrides, it can be a time filled with joy and excitement for many. However, between Halloween candy, Thanksgiving turkey and the Christmas roast, food can often feel like the main focus of the holiday season.… Read more »

World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day is tomorrow, Wednesday, October 10th. Although this day is dedicated to the importance of raising awareness about mental health, awareness is important every day. Unfortunately, often stigmas exist because of the lack of conversation regarding mental health. With approximately 1 in 5 adults experiencing mental illness in the US, it affects… Read more »