CARE Resources

A Parent’s Guide To Mental Health For College Students

by Amy Pierce • December 14, 2018

By Marcia Morris, M.D. Talking with parents is something I rarely did when I began my job as a college psychiatrist twenty-five years ago. However, in response to students coming to my office with more complex problems and severe symptoms, I have tried to get parents involved with the hope of strengthening the student’s support… Read More »


Communicating Is More Than Finding The Right Words

by Amy Pierce • December 14, 2018

By Keiko Purnell My last depressive episode left me completely isolated. I didn’t respond to messages for months. Since I didn’t know how long I would be depressed, answering the question “how are you?” became emotionally draining. Actually, that one question was why I stopped talking to people entirely. “How are you?” is such a… Read More »


Helping Others To Feel Heard Matters

by Amy Pierce • December 14, 2018

By Quinn Anderson   Few opportunities in life allow one to feel as if you’ve made a meaningful difference in another’s life. For me, serving as a NAMI HelpLine volunteer is one of them—and this is why I do it. With an eye to return to school for clinical social work, last year I sought out volunteer… Read More »


The Life Vest of Support

by Amy Pierce • December 14, 2018

By Kate Mallow   One of the worst feelings in the world is feeling like you’re all alone. Feeling like nobody could possibly understand what you’re going through or identify with the deep, drowning pain you feel. Throughout my life and journey with mental illness, I’ve felt this way more times than I’d like to… Read More »


How To Reduce Screen Time In The Digital Age

by Amy Pierce • December 14, 2018

By Nina Schroder, MSW, LCSW Smartphones have transformed modern life in more ways than anyone could have imagined. They enable 24/7 access to infinite information and tools that help us stay organized, track our fitness, express ourselves and be entertained. However, easy access to these digital devices and their habit-forming qualities has led to high screen time for… Read More »


Intimacy Begins Within

by Amy Pierce • December 13, 2018

By: Suzanne Degges-White Ph.D. When we think about intimate relationships, most of us think first of intimacy between partners or friends. Personal intimacy is a state in which two individuals are truly able to let down their outer layers of defense and protection and allow themselves to let the other see him or her as she truly is while… Read More »


How Easy It Is To Neglect Your Mental Health

by Amy Pierce • December 13, 2018

By Trevor McDonald We all know what taking care of our physical health looks like: eating right, exercising regularly and getting plenty of sleep. But do you know how to take care of your mental health? Neglecting your mental health can be easy, especially since it’s not something we are always taught or reminded to… Read More »


30 questions to ask your kid instead of “How was your day?”

by Amy Pierce • December 13, 2018

Sara Goldstein When I picked my son up from his first day of 4th grade, my usual (enthusiastically delivered) question of “how was your day?” was met with his usual (indifferently delivered) “fine.” Come on! It’s the first day, for crying out loud! Give me something to work with, would you, kid? The second day, my same question was… Read More »


Loving a Trauma Survivor: Understanding Childhood Trauma’s Impact On Relationships

by Amy Pierce • December 13, 2018

by:  Robyn E. Brickel, MA, LMFT Survivors of childhood trauma deserve all the peace and security that a loving relationship can provide. But a history of abuse or neglect can make trusting another person feel terrifying. Trying to form an intimate relationship may lead to frightening missteps and confusion. How can we better understand the impact… Read More »


The science of spanking: What happens to some spanked kids when they grow up?

by Amy Pierce • December 13, 2018

by Adam Mordecai You know what the most annoying thing in the world is when you are a parent? Other people telling you what to do as if they know better. Backseat parenting drives me crazy. Until I’m the one doing it. I have dear friends who spank their kids, and I always try to talk… Read More »



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