Category: Mental Health

5 keys to happiness

I spend a great deal of my time at work around unhappy kids and parents. These are troubled families, grappling with tough issues of bad behavior and uncontrolled emotions. They aspire for the same thing that you and I want. … Continue reading

2015 Resolutions: More harm than good?

Over the next few weeks, prepare to be barraged by admonitions to make New Year’s resolutions. These messages connect with us because we aspire to be better persons. Research indicates that the most popular resolutions in 2014 focused on losing … Continue reading

Why are we seeing an increase in these patients?

In the ICU the closest I get to caring for children with psychiatric or developmental disorders are mostly teenagers that have overdosed on medications with subsequent medical symptoms or young toddlers and middle school children with violent behavior that require … Continue reading

5 ways to help kids cope with death

Two weeks after the death of her cocker spaniel, eight-year-old Jessica continued to sob herself to sleep.  “I understand feeling sad about the loss of a person, but this was only a pet,” said her mom. “Is this normal?” she … Continue reading

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