Improving Academic Achievement Through Mental Health

Since the brain is not fully matured until age 20 or later, most students don’t have fully matured systems of emotional regulation and behavioral control during key educational phases: kindergarten through college. This can be a challenge for teachers and professors who have deep expertise in their specialties, but little training to support student mental health.

My Ah Ha! Moment: Beyond Evidence-Based Practice

Remember the last time you had an Ah Ha! moment? Mine was last Thursday morning, at work during a staff meeting. In reviewing one of the agenda items, there was dialogue about the values and strategies of the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health. One of my colleagues...

Recovery is a Discovery

Returning to the symmetry of everyday life after attending the activities for the Texas Certified Peer Specialists conference and Alternatives 2013 conference in Austin Texas, I have taken a moment to reflect and breathe. As always, I was reacquainted with past...

Self-Compassion and Mental Health

Earlier this week, I wrote a blog about supporting others experiencing grief through comfort and compassion. I also know it is important that we support ourselves for our own mental health. Many of us living with the experience of mental illness know that achieving...

Resources to Support People Who Are Experiencing Grief

This past week I attended the funeral of a very dear friend’s mother. She was 95 years old and an incredible lady. As I traveled to her home town to attend the funeral, I visited with her many friends and family members, and was reminded of the death of my own...