Letting Go of Stigma Surrounding Mental Health

Mental Health                  Mental Illness                            Depression     Anxiety     Bipolar Disorder    Schizophrenia    PTSD By: Marsha Weiner, LICSW, Manager of Behavioral Health Services, Signature Healthcare How many times have you heard these terms (above) perhaps related to something you have seen on the news?  Your first thought might be, “Oh that person must have a mental illness or … More Letting Go of Stigma Surrounding Mental Health

National Health Education Week 2020

By: Jennifer Lonergan October 19-23 is National Health Education Week (NHEW). For the past 25 years, the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) has celebrated National Health Education Week. Originally, it was run by the Department of Health and Human Services.  SOPHE is a 70 year old nonprofit organization that “promotes the health of society … More National Health Education Week 2020

A Lenten Crown

By: Sandy Churchill Last week, my 11 year-old son Tim helped me create a traditional salt dough “crown of thorns” for the season of Lent. The project was for our CCD religious education class, but the lessons can extend to each of us as a life lesson. In the spirit of the Lenten season leading … More A Lenten Crown

Embracing Democracy

  By: Sandy Churchill As a homeschooler, almost anything can be a learning opportunity—but engaging in the political process is brimming with hands-on lessons, patriotic conversation, and controversial talking points. Our ten year-old is a political enthusiast who enjoys staying up to watch televised debates with as much zest as he expresses for some of … More Embracing Democracy

SPD DIY: Geoboards

By: Martianne Stanger This post first appeared  in 2012 at the now defunct SPD Blogger Network blog.  I am re-sharing it here since the idea makes for a fun and easy DIY activity that can be adapted to any season.  Plus, it can be made with children and, then, used just about anywhere — in the … More SPD DIY: Geoboards