How Pet Therapy Can Help Autism

Man’s best friend can truly be your child’s best friend, according to some studies on the interaction between pets and autistic children. Many parents are surprised to see the connection between their autistic child and animals. You might see it happening...

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 2018 is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). During DVAM, victim advocates, allied professionals, survivors of abuse, their loved ones, and the surrounding community come together to mourn the lives lost to domestic violence, celebrate the progress that...

Cultivating Happiness

We all want to be happy. The right to pursue happiness is even written into our country’s bill of rights. But how does one do that? Is it even possible to become a happier person? And if so, what’s the best way to go about it? Researchers in the field of positive...

Halloween and Mental Illness

This time of year is known for beautiful fall foliage, apple picking, and Halloween. Many people spend time stocking up on candy, decorations, and maybe even planning a party or scary costume. Take a moment to think about types of popular frightening costumes. What do...

Does Your Mood Change with the Seasons?

Fall and winter bring cooler nights and darker mornings. Along with the temperature and light changes, many people are also dealing with back-to-school changes for themselves or their children. There are changes in schedules, routines, expectations, and even...

Depression in Women

Depression can drain you of energy and hope, leaving you feeling empty, sad, and helpless. And, for women, depression is complicated by many factors―from reproductive hormones and social pressures to the unique female response to stress. No matter how bleak things...