What is postpartum depression and anxiety?

What is postpartum depression and anxiety?

Having a baby is perhaps one of the most exciting times in a woman’s life. From the time of the positive pregnancy test to delivery is filled with excitement and anticipation, especially when this is the first baby. Parents prepare the room, discuss names, attend baby...
The Loss of a Pet

The Loss of a Pet

I have recently taken my granddaughters to see “The Secret Life of Pets” and of course, thoroughly enjoyed it. There were dogs and cats, a hamster who was lost in the ventilation system (and later found his way home), a fish and iguana, to name a few. The movie was...
Grief and Loss:  The Rise of Heroin Deaths

Grief and Loss: The Rise of Heroin Deaths

With Heroin deaths on the rise, I feel compelled to write about the grief experienced by family and friends, especially parents. For 3 years I facilitated a grief support group through HEROS for parents who had lost a child to heroin. I had run many grief support...

Creating Balance: Simple Gratitudes

Thanksgiving is a time of reflection on what we have been grateful for throughout the past year. There are many books available that address the benefits of recognizing gratitude on a daily basis. Doing so has proven effective in treating depression, anxiety, stress,...

New Groups Starting in October

I am very excited to inform everyone of my new group format starting in October. We will meet the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month from 7p-830p. The 1st Wednesday will be grief support for those who have lost a loved one to death. We will have discussions of grief...