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Hey! I’m thrilled you’re interested and cannot wait to learn more about you. Probably like you, I have walked a challenging journey, with few resources, in a labyrinth of dysfunctional systems. Ironically, I also have my PhD in education, mental health, and advocacy, so I am trying to do my part to help families navigate […]

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The Silent Struggle: Why Parents of Kids with Complex Mental Health Needs Are Exhausted

In my opinion, being a parent is one of the most amazing gifts I have ever experienced. I will never forget each of my newborns being laid on my chest. I never really knew love until they each arrived.  Unfortunately, when we become parents, caregivers, bonus parents, or loved ones as part of the village

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Therapy for Kids: 9 Essential Steps for Parents in Finding the Right Therapist

“Where do I find therapy for kids?” Over the course of my career, this is the number one question I get from parents/caregivers on a regular basis. As parents and caregivers, we want the best for our children in every aspect of their lives, including their mental and emotional well-being. When faced with concerns about

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Anxiety Unmasked: The Game-Changing Breakthrough through a Simple Blood Test

Anxiety disorders affect millions of people worldwide, and early diagnosis is crucial for effective intervention and treatment. In a groundbreaking development earlier this year, researchers at Indiana University made significant strides by developing a blood test that can diagnose anxiety. This breakthrough has profound implications for individuals struggling with anxiety and for parents raising children

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100 Mental Health Accommodations for School Every Parent Needs to Know About

As a teacher working primarily with neurodivergent students, accommodations were the game-changers for most, especially mental health accommodations for school.  Imagine, if your brain was wired to make everything you do 100 times harder. If you have a learning disability it may take you significantly longer to decode words meaning that those science and social

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The Power of Compassion: Unveiling the Emotional Battle of School Refusal in Children with Mental Health Struggles

If I had a dime every time I judged a student or parent for tardiness or absences when I was a teacher, I would be retired. The funny thing is when karma returns your judgment back to you as a parent raising children struggling with mental health that results in high anxiety and you guessed

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24 Books for Parents of Children with Mental Health Challenges

As a parent and a professional, I know all too well the overwhelming struggle of trying to raise a child with serious mental health challenges. It can be incredibly difficult to navigate systems that are lacking in resources and far behind other medical conditions when it comes to offering support.  Educating ourselves is one of

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5 Reasons Why Mental Health Apps Are the Future of Well-Being in the Workplace

In today’s fast-paced and demanding world, it’s no surprise that mental health has become a prevalent concern affecting employees across industries. Personal and professional stressors, along with the multitude of factors in our hectic world, can cause burnout, depression, anxiety, and chronic health problems. The numbers speak for themselves: According to the World Health Organization,

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