This week is National Suicide Prevention Week. It is time to have the courage to tackle the stigma and shame that has been incorrectly associated with mental health. So often people feel (and frequently are) alone in their pain. We generally do not know when others are hurting because no one is talking about it.
Dr. Amy Marschall, Licensed Psychologist, recently shared some tips with KDLT News on how to hope parents and students can cope with back-to-school stress. Video of this story is available within the article.
The Child & Adolescent Therapy Clinic is offering several group opportunities for parents and children this fall. To learn more or inquire about an initial consultation, please call 334.2696. Groups being offered are: Art Group for adolescents and teens (starts September 4), Friendship Club for elementary school students (starting in August), Play Pals for toddlers and preschoolers (starting in September), Kapable Kids for school-aged kids impacted by domestic violence (starting soon), and Parent Support Group (starting in August). Details provided in the article. Click to learn more.
Each one of us is wonderfully and beautifully made. We have all been blessed with gifts that we are encouraged to share with those around us. The truth is we have value and worth, even when there are times we feel that the world tells us differently.