In the last year and especially the last six months, I have been thinking a lot about how to make the biggest difference locally because of the ever increasing rates of teen suicide. If you ask me, there are two things that we must realize and embrace. The first thing...read more
I’ve been working with teenagers for nearly twenty years and I have never felt so concerned about the state of their wellbeing and mental health. As the rates of teen suicide continue to climb, it’s no mystery that we are in the midst of a crisis. Our young people are...read more
Most people already know that Utah has one of the highest rates of teen suicide in the nation. It has climbed about one hundred and forty one percent in recent years. Statistically, someone in Utah will end their life every fourteen hours, the majority of those are...read more
Most people in Utah know that this state has one of the highest, if not the highest, rate of antidepressant usage in both the United States and in the world. This has been going on for awhile too, people have been taking high levels of anti-depressants for quite some...read more
Usually when I talk about divorce with a lot of conflict, I’m referring to situations where one of the parent’s is a high conflict individual who is sometimes an individual with a personality disorder. I’ve written a lot of articles on these types of divorces and tips...read more
Unfortunately, divorce happens. A lot. I’m always happy when I see couples that split and are able to effectively co-parent. Sometimes people set aside their differences to seek a mutual desire to raise happy and healthy children. But when custody battles go badly,...read more
I’ve written content about teen suicide in the past but today I saw another article online that reported, again, that suicide in Utah is still on the rise and is now the number one leading cause of death in the state of Utah for kids between the ages of 10 and 17. I’m...read more
I’m writing this article specifically for people who are in some kind of relationship with a high conflict individual. When I talk about these types of people, high conflict is the bottom line, virtually everything ends in some kind of argument or fight. You may be in...read more
I recently saw someone ask a similar question online. A woman posed the question, ‘I’ve just been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), what does my boyfriend need to know?’ I thought that this was a great question and a good question to write an...read more
Years ago I had the opportunity to create and teach my own parenting class based on my experience working with troubled teenagers in a residential treatment setting. It specifically focused on teenagers and I had 6 specific topics and lessons each week. Even though I...read more
I think sometimes as adults we forget about how difficult it can be to be a teenager and the challenges that come with it. Most teens that I work with have problems with their peer group and this often ends up being the main struggle for most teenagers. It’s important...read more
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