Suicide is Not For Cowards!

Last week was National Suicide Prevention Week, and it hit me hard, especially when I was reminded that suicide is the third leading cause of death among children and young adults from ages 10 to 24. I thought about all the people I knew who died by suicide, and even though I didn’t know allContinue reading “Suicide is Not For Cowards!”

5 Reasons Why Young Adults get Depressed

There is a gross misperception that when an individual enters young adulthood (between the ages of 18 to 29) they transition into a state of bliss, fun and contentment. On the contrary, it can be extremely difficult to adjust when transitioning from adolescence into adulthood.  For many in that age group it is a timeContinue reading “5 Reasons Why Young Adults get Depressed”

Four Reasons Why Teenagers Rebel

I recently facilitated a rap session with a group of teens and young adults ages 16 to 19. They identified one of their main stressors as their parents’ unintentional oppressive tendencies. They were frustrated with the dictatorship parenting style in their homes and stressed its ineffectiveness. Although well intentioned, certain parenting approaches can unknowingly triggerContinue reading “Four Reasons Why Teenagers Rebel”