Entries by eSkyCity

Back-to-School Advice for Parents: Dealing with Teens and Drugs

School is back in session. Teens are back with their friends after a year of isolation from peers and normal school routines. You may be worried that your teen will “cut loose” having missed so much social time. Maybe you have even forgotten how to talk about really difficult subjects because having them home more […]

Empathy is Key at Lake Behavioral Hospital

Empathy is life changing. Even more, empathy and empathic behaviors are as life-changing for the giver as they are for the receiver. Empathy is the ability to recognize and share the feelings of another person. It is walking in someone else’s shoes. Empathy is the deepest possible understanding and acknowledgement of how someone is feeling […]

May is Mental Health Awareness Month: Observed since 1949!

One in 5 adults experience mental illness in any given year in the United States; most often including disorders such as depression and anxiety. This statistic is repeated often in this section of BOI magazine and also in programs and articles across our country; but we cannot remind ourselves enough that mental health disorders are […]

Striving for Feelings of Gratitude

By Dr. Charla Waxman BS, MBA, EdD During this tumultuous year, it may be difficult to think about feelings of thankfulness and gratitude. There is no question; it has been a rough year. A year filled with many anxiety-producing situations, many of them that directly affected us, yet were seemingly out of our control. There […]

Women, Trauma and Mental Health

Trauma: an event that can occur in anyone’s life that can cause physical, emotional and spiritual pain. For women, the numbers of occurrences are staggering. The prevalence of serious mental illness is almost 70% greater in men than women (Anxiety Depression Association of America). Exposure to violence makes a woman 3-4 times more likely to […]

What is Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD?

The leaves are already falling, mornings are cooler, and it is dark earlier. That can mean only one thing; Fall and winter are approaching. Some people are energized by the fall and look forward to winter sports, hot chocolate, and warm evenings by a fire. Others dread the seasons of shorter days and harsh weather. […]

Suicide Prevention is Possible

People who are feeling suicidal are often dealing with feelings or situations so intense, there seems to be no other way out. The truth is most feelings and most situations, no matter how distressing, will pass in time. Many who express a desire to die are overwhelmed. Given a chance to have a good listener […]