WLNS-6: 6 News Investigates Mental Health: A Town Hall

(Source article here) LANSING, Mich. (WLNS)— Throughout the month of March, 6 News is dedicating time each day to the topic of “Mental Health”. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues its grip on the world, the need for mental health support is at an all-time high. We’re bringing the conversation about mental health to the palm of your hands. In the …

WLNS-6: Social Withdrawl: How it hurts kids and how how to spot the signs

(Source article here) LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – It’s a routine many school-aged children are now used to waking up at home to attend virtual school, at home. Eating lunch, at home. Spending free-time alone, at home. This grind is all too familiar to local 3rd grader Xanna Duran. She has amassed more than 125 screen-time classroom sessions since the pandemic …

WELCOME 2021: The Theme is Resilience

Hello all, I wanted to share thoughts I have about the beginning of the New Year and the ending of the previous year. In pre-pandemic years our focus was on holiday and winter blues and stress management. I have written tips about how to handle the stress and family obligations. I have posted TV spots about the winter blues. Yes, …

My ABC WLAJ53 – Your Daily Buzz – My Peace of Mind: Karen Gallagher – Suicide

There are more suicides than ever before. In the last 15 years suicide has risen by 26%. The Wellness Institute of Michigan lists some signs that someone could be in trouble. If you suspect that someone is having emotional trouble, tell them you have noticed a change and ask if they are feeling safe. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 …

My ABC WLAJ53 – Your Daily Buzz – My Peace of Mind: Karen Gallagher – COVID-19 Trauma

Losing sleep over current issues that plague everyday life? Feeling overwhelmed? Trauma is emotionally challenging and a normal experience for abnormal experiences such as COVID-19. Relaxation, working through the loses, professional guidance and support are helpful. The Wellness Institute of Michigan says don’t overlook the issues that could be causing the hardships experienced in daily life.