All June 2010 posts

Summer Reading Guide for Parents

June 11th, 2010
Posted in General

It’s summer. It’s time to relax, spend time outside, visit friends, and enjoy your time as a family. But don’t stop reading. Make it part of your family’s summer fun. Research shows children lose one to three months of learning every summer. They forget math and reading skills they worked hard to acquire during the […]

Mental Health Statistics

June 11th, 2010
Posted in General

Mental disorders are common in the United States and internationally. An estimated 26.2 percent of Americans ages 18 and older — about one in four adults — suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year. When applied to the 2004 U.S. Census residential population estimate for ages 18 and older, this figure translates […]

Understanding Anxiety

June 11th, 2010
Posted in General

In future articles I will discuss the major types of anxiety disorders and effective treatment. Anxiety is your mind and body’s natural response to events or situations that are threatening or that you could perceive as threatening. A certain amount of anxiety can help you to avoid an uncomfortable or unsafe situation or it can […]