Meditation: Finding Peace of Mind with Your Children

From the moment the alarm goes off, our days are filled with stressors, and children are not immune to them. Facing the stresses of school, peer pressure, bullying, self-esteem struggles, body changes, and difficulties at home, as just a few examples, many children may find it difficult to cope with the stresses and anxieties of…
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OSU Mom a Model for Supporting a Child’s Mental Health

We could all learn something from Jennifer Carton. Jennifer’s son—Ohio State University freshman point guard D.J. Carton—recently announced he’d be taking a temporary leave of absence to focus on his mental health. The move has been met with an array of positive feedback, with everyone from Carton’s coach Chris Holtmann to Cavs star Kevin Love…
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Do’s and Don’ts: Safe Messaging

When talking about mental health and suicide, how we talk about it is just as important as the conversation itself. By following some useful tips and carefully avoiding some common pitfalls, you can engage with others on social media about mental health in a more impactful, respectful, and successful way. Do’s: Write Conversationally. People are…
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The Emerald Jenny Foundation Creates Path to Addiction Help for Families

In February 2016, Jennifer Emerald Ayars lost her battle with drug addiction at age 28. Like many families, Jenny’s family wanted to do something to help others avoid a similar loss. “Jenny never said no to someone in need, and it is important to us that her benevolent light did not stop shining,” said Bill…
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Know Your Rights: The Mental Health Parity Act

It happens too often: families looking for help for a child in a mental health or addiction crisis are turned away from an emergency room or provider’s office. Some are told it’s an insurance problem. Others are told there are no programs available. It’s critically important for parents and healthcare consumers to know that they…
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New Funding Available for Ohio Schools to Address Student Mental Health

With the passage of Ohio House Bill 166, Ohio students are one step closer to having access to critical mental health services in their schools. HB 166 allocates funds to school districts to set up dedicated programs to address the mental health of their students. Potential mental health services available to students include counseling and…
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