Soon a new tool will help parents screen their child’s mental health. Mental Health America says 350,000 screens have been taken already for depression, anxiety, bi-polar disorder and PTSD. That’s about 1,000 screenings a day.Those screens will soon be tailored for 11 to 17 year olds.
The data also showed that 75-percent of the screeners are women.
Mental Health America is holding it’s 2015 Conference June 3rd through 5th in Alexandria. The group is honoring NBC4 for our work with the Changing Minds Campaign.
On Friday I would love for you to join me for a conversation with the amazing and inspirational Glennon Doyle. She is the mastermind behind the very popular Momastery.com and NYT bestselling memoir Carry On, Warrior. As the President of Rising Together she has revolutionized on-line giving through “Love Flash Mobs” and has connected countless families in need with hundreds of thousands of dollars in critical resources. Her recent Love Flash Mob raised a quarter of a million dollars in just24 hours!
Shout out to all you wonderful teachers out there! It’s Teacher Appreciation week and we found a great craft that can be personalized and is so easy to do. Adora is 4 and really had a blast painting this little heart box and top and a mug for her teachers. She was fascinated with watching the mug bake and seeing the colors darken. It was like our own little kiln I got both kits at Michael’s. With Mother’s Day around the corner, it’s really a quick easy craft for the kiddos to do!
Well it’s no secret Winter has done it’s best to keep a firm grip on the season. The good news is.. Spring is here. It is one of our family’s favorite seasons. There is so much good that happens this time of year and we are reminded that new beginnings are always possible. #rejoice
You could imagine my sigh of relief when a new study came out that said quality trumps quantity when it comes to spending time with your children. My reality is that I’m at work more than I’m at home. When I’m with my kids I do my best to embrace the moment and make it one that is all about us. These ‘moments’ are sometimes just minutes but I know it’s really important to my son and daughter. Check out the story TODAY did on the study.