Parental Mental Health – Facilitating Positive Interdependence

I was very happy to be invited, representing ParentalMental.com, to speak at the 2021 Children’s Mental Health Ontario Virtual Conference about Facilitating Positive Interdependence between parents and children when it comes to recognizing mental health concerns. Speaking to clinicians, front-line workers and other professionals that work within the children’s mental healthcare industry, I spoke about …

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Integrating Appropriate Representations of People with Mental Health Concerns into (Society/Research/Information)

“People with lived experience of mental health concerns can offer significant value, and provide equity to any group or organization that communicates with the public.” Recently, I was invited to co-present at the 2020 Canadian Mental Health Association’s National Conference, and, along with a member of the Mental Health Commission of Canada, spoke about my …

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My Mother’s Story

So many adults don’t get the opportunity to talk to their parents about their relationship with each other, the good times, but also the bad, often because the parent has died. When my breakdown began and my (then un-diagnosed) illness was triggered, I had to step away from my family, specifically my mother and father. …

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Tell Your Story – A Worksheet To Manage Anger & Anxiety

We all deserve a chance to be heard. I have ADHD and, as a result, my emotional regulation – the ability to control the expression of my emotions – is seriously compromised. I generally have a much stronger (louder, more visible) reaction to things than a neurotypical person would, and, because of that, it has …

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Too Young For Therapy

This article has been reprinted with permission from LadyAngrr.com   This piece is being presented using a basic timeline. My unedited thoughts below reflect my feelings at the times when I wrote them, and I hope that you’ll find it interesting and helpful to see them develop. BEFORE: I’m a parent with ADHD (Attention Deficit …

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