In 2020, the world seemed to shut down as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Families and schools learned how to adapt to this "new normal" and hoped to just make it to the next school year. Even though we made it through last year, this year has had plenty of ups and downs with closures and mask policies. We are all eager to return to our former normal, but for the time being, we are still very much in the middle of this pandemic.
In a world of loud social media chatter and a growing openness towards mental health conversations, there is a rumbling coming from young adults now being heard loud and clear: mental health matters.
May is Mental Health Awareness month and this month we hope this blog will encourage you to Be A Light...
When I first heard the name “Rise Counseling & Diagnostics” my mind immediately went to a song, “Rise Up” by Andra Day. For some reason, my mental health journey has always been directly connected to music.
Is your child having a hard time finding a way to calm down their emotions? Mindful breathing can help. This video walks you through a way to do mindful breathing with your child.
November is National Adoption Month, so we couldn’t think of a more perfect book than “Tell Me Again About the Night I was Born.” Curl up with your loved ones and enjoy this beautiful story!
Getting your child set up on a 504 plan can seem like a big struggle. The good news is you don't have to do it on your own. The school is there to help partner with you to accomplish this goal.
Sometimes if I close my eyes, take a deep breath and really focus, I can find it. That very vivid mental image of myself staring in the mirror back in the spring of 2017. If I concentrate hard enough, I can almost place myself right back in that spot. The rush of a thousand different feelings, most of them dark, flood over me. I am a 21-year-old college student, and I’m supposed to be “living my best life,” as we said back then.