Afloat in an Ocean of Impossible: Caring for a Chronically Ill Child Without Losing Hope

By Melissa Riddle Chalos When you’re caring for a chronically ill child, there are so many layers of stress, some days feel as if you’re being pulled down by a current in an ocean of impossible. For…

What Is Neurodiversity?

By Martha McLaughlin Human beings are wonderfully diverse. We come in different sizes, shapes and colors and have varying interests, instincts, talents and drives. Diversity makes us stronger together than we could be on our own. One…

8 Children’s Books to Help You Talk to Your Child About Mental Health

By Patti Richards Parenting doesn’t come with an instruction manual. And when your child is having a meltdown in the mall, you probably wish it did. Sometimes, a just-right kid’s book, written to and for your little…

Getting Through a Brain Injury: A Parent Guide

By Martha McLaughlin Your child’s brain injury can seem overwhelming, and it’s easy to feel helpless in the face of it. It’s true that you can’t provide healing alone, but you can help create an environment that…

The ABC’s of Anxiety

Most people have experienced anxiety, nervousness, fear or panic caused by a threat of danger – a near-miss car crash, a vicious-looking dog approaching, being followed down a dark sidewalk or alley, being lost or feeling stranded…

Medications for Mental Health

Medications can be used in various ways to assist in correcting the brain’s functioning due to mental health problems. The challenge is that it can often take several different attempts to find the medication or combination of…