Category Archives: mental health and children

Seeking Solutions

I had a conversation last week with a consultant who worked in Los Angeles Department of Mental Health for 36 years overseeing children’s mental health services. He’s seen many changes. The most profound, perhaps, is the amount of money available now … Continue reading

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Children and Mental Health: They Need Us

Last week, I attended a conference called CHMACY at the Asilomar conference grounds in Pacific Grove, California. A group known as United Advocates for Children and Youth gave me a scholarship so I went to learn more about who they … Continue reading

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The LOVE Campaign

I was sitting with a group of teens at an athletic event recently and noticed how quick they were to say mean things about themselves: “I’m so fat,” “I’m so ugly,” “I’m not good enough”–the list goes on. As adults, … Continue reading

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What A Difference A Day Makes

When we were out walking Ms. Bay today, my husband commented, “What a difference a day makes.” He was referring to the crisp autumn air, the sunshine stretching around white puffy clouds, and the beautifully-colored Fall days that Northern California loves … Continue reading

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Suicide

Nothing throws us off more than suicide. It hits especially hard when that act is committed by a young person or by someone famous. It draws attention to a subject we’d rather collectively turn away from and talk about the weather instead. Or … Continue reading

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UCSB: How Many More?

Since yesterday, the tragedy that happened at the gorgeous campus of higher learning has been haunting me. As I type that line, I remember not so many years ago typing a similar line about Connecticut, and Colorado before that. Each … Continue reading

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Anxiety Nation

I love language and play these little language games that nobody knows about but me (and now you.) I tune into a certain word, let’s say “worry” for a whole 24 hour period. This signals to me where the collective … Continue reading

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Earth Angels

Every so often, along this life path, I meet up with some Earth Angels. I know them instantly, even before they speak. I know them by their light first. It transcends their outside wrapping and often doesn’t let the world … Continue reading

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Magical Seasons

“The greatest oak was once a little nut that held its ground.” Anonymous When I was outside walking my brisk morning walk today, I had an epiphany. Well, maybe it’s a re-piphany because I’m pretty sure I have it every … Continue reading

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Teaching the Teachers

Back to school is in the air. Can you smell it? For parents of children with mental illness this is a stressful time and for those children, even more problematic. Rather than “I love school and can’t wait to get … Continue reading

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