Entries by eSkyCity

Groundhog Day and Seasonal Affective Disorder

There are things you can count on, and each year, Groundhog’s Day is one of them. On the morning of February 2, Punxsutawney Phil, an actual groundhog, will emerge from his warren in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, to predict a wonderful early spring or a dreaded 6 more weeks of winter. Last year, Phil saw his shadow, […]

Dealing with Holiday Stress

The holidays are, for many, a time of joy and excitement. But sometimes, this time of the year can be one of dread due to the amount of stress and anxiety it can produce. The reasons are many, and the outcome can be significant. Causes for stress, anxiety, and depression during the holidays can range […]

Teens and Mental Health

Never before has mental health had such a globally collective impact for all ages. The pandemic has proven that mental health is not something to be ignored, and, in fact we need to especially safeguard mental health in our kids. Think about it, the pandemic caused an incredible amount of disarray in the way our […]

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 […]