I Need Help

I need help for my loved one. I am fearful that my husband/boyfriend may have dementia, what do I do, where do I go, and what should I expect? Let’s break it down in simple steps to follow: Step 1.  Don’t panic and don’t listen to others because each person and story...

Self Care

Who is taking care of you? When a loved one experiences an illness, their care and support will consume your time and energy. The sacrifice you make is important, but your own needs are equally important. Without your own emotional health it is harder to help someone...

Resources for Children & Teens

Understanding their own health care needs and issues can help children of all ages lead healthful and happy lives. The resources below may be useful for children looking for information on staying healthy. ​ Kids As Self Advocates (KASA) is a project created by youth...

Grounding

Grounding is a set of simple strategies to detach from emotional pain (e.g., craving, anger, sadness). Distraction works by focusing outward on the external world, rather than inward toward the self. You can also think of it as “distraction,” “centering,” “a safe...

Brain Food

What does the food you eat have to do with how your brain functions? Turns out an awful lot. While we’ve always known that what we eat affects our bodies and how we look, scientists are also learning more and more that what we eat takes a toll on our brains. Yes,...

Stress

What do performing artists, professional athletes, politicians, physicians, and business executives have in common? They work long hours under the spotlight in constantly changing circumstances. They must adapt to stressful events and situations in short time frames...

How to Talk to Your Children

When and how to talk to children about illness is an important question to address within the family structure. Naturally, parents may be apprehensive about discussing a serious illness with their children even though they need to know what is happening. It is...