By Lisa PhilippartLPC, BCPCC, BC-TMH Mental Health Awareness Month has been observed in May in the United States since May of 1949, and was started by the Mental Health America (MHA) organization. The purpose of Mental Health Awareness Month is to raise awareness and educate the public about mental illnesses, the realities of living with … Continue reading Back to Basics
Ty Oswald is an Army veteran, dad, husband and has PTSD. He is a Huntsville native (Buckhorn High School) and the military was always his calling. “Both of my parents served and I couldn’t see myself doing anything else. He served for 6 years as an OH 58 Avionics and Weapons Systems Specialist. He deployed … Continue reading Following his calling: Meet Ty Oswald
Jennifer L. GreggPh.D., LPC-S, NCCRegistered Play TherapistPlay and Grow Counseling, LLCOften, we think of play as a means of relaxation or relief from working. Having time to play is used as a reward or something your child is allowed to do during free time. ‘You can play AFTER you finish your homework,’ or ‘you can … Continue reading The Effects of Play on Your Child’s Mental Health
By Dr. Donald Klasing, Medical Director, Unity Psychiatric Care at Huntsville Living through this pandemic has caused a lot of stress, anxiety and grief, which has led to a spike in mental health problems. Yet, researchers have discovered something surprising: Older adults generally have had fewer mental health struggles during this period than younger people. … Continue reading Senior’s Mental Health Can Be Harmed by Many Factors
By Jennifer Gregg PhD, LPC, NCCRegistered Play TherapistPlay and Grow Counseling, LLC All humans encounter challenges throughout their lives. It would be naïve to assume that children do not experience challenges as well. Determining when your child is struggling beyond what is neuro-typical can be difficult. When do you determine if a meltdown is developmentally … Continue reading Does My Child Need a Therapist?