The COVID Pandemic has been a source of stress and adversity for adults and youth alike over the last year. Many have seen their lives turned upside down due to loss of a job, change in working conditions,… Read More
Mental health in youth is becoming a more common topic for families and professionals. How society, peers, professionals, and even parents handle the conversation with youth will heavily impact successful intervention and recovery. This blog is NOT intended… Read More
September is Suicide prevention month bringing awareness to the issue might save a life. We have all met with challenges over our lifetime. Previously, I was in the public school system and sadly there are many children that… Read More
Gardening can make a great impact on the mental health of youth. There are many ways to get youth interested and involved in gardening! Gardening’s Impact of Youths Mental Health. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC),… Read More
You have seen the memes that joke about how hurricanes don’t phase Floridians, but in reality, these storms can bring a lot of stress and uncertainty. Heidi Radunovich, a UF/IFAS psychologist, shares tips and tools to keep in… Read More
Depression is common in older adults. Late-life depression affects 6 million Americans aged 65 or older yet only 10% receive treatment. Even though older adults are at an increased risk for experiencing depression, it is not… Read More
For many people, the holidays are the happiest time of the year. However, for some people, holidays can also be stressful or even depressing. Use these suggestions to keep your spirits high this holiday season.