Gen Z or iGens represent 100 percent of the students in our nation's schools. They will represent 40% of the population by 2020. Research from the Anxiety and Depression Association of America revealed 80 percent of Gen Z experiences mild to moderate depression, and anxiety. Less than 20 percent are diagnosed and getting help. I [...]

Generation Stress: Mental Illness, a Silent Epidemic

Yesterday was Valentines Day. The day of LOVE! It was also Ash Wednesday, a Christian day of peace and the first day of Lent. It was also the day a mentally ill 19-year-old stole seventeen lives in a shooting rampage in a South Florida school. I have worked with schools, parents, and students for twenty-plus [...]

Create an Emotional Gift List to Have a Less Anxious Holiday Season

Let’s all rush, rush, and stress, stress because you have to buy something for everyone you know even if you haven’t talked to them all year. It is no secret that the holidays can bring on the anxiety for everyone and for the estimated 50 million people who live with anxiety disorders, that’s like piling [...]