16 08, 2014

Is Suicide Preventable? Is it 100% Preventable??

By |2016-11-01T21:48:42+00:00August 16th, 2014|Categories: Blog, Giveaways/Free Resources, Mental Wellness|Tags: , , |5 Comments

Suicide has been in the news a lot this week with the sad passing of Robin Williams. People from all walks of life have been surprised to learn how much the death of an actor has affected them. This week, and perhaps for another week more, the media will talk about depression, mental illness and suicide prevention.

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I have worked for a community college mental health counseling center since 2007. In addition to working one on one with students, we work on a campus-wide basis to raise awareness, fight stigma, and promote mental wellness. Typically in any given year, we also sponsor one or two fairs around wellness. During National Suicide Prevention Week (the 2nd week of September) we often hold suicide prevention […]

9 08, 2014

Natural Family Fair Ticket Giveaway!

By |2016-11-01T21:48:42+00:00August 9th, 2014|Categories: Blog, Giveaways/Free Resources, Maternal Mental Health|Tags: , , , |6 Comments

I’m excited to be a vendor at the 5th annual Natural Family Fair. And I’m very excited to have tickets to giveaway. Just for subscribers of my monthly newsletter, I have four tickets to the fair. Not a subscriber, yet? No problem! You can still sign up and enter! (Don’t worry, I only send it out once a month and with the very best of my content for healthy living.)

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16 06, 2014

Giveaway: Ergobaby Wrap for Babywearing

By |2016-11-01T21:48:42+00:00June 16th, 2014|Categories: Blog, Giveaways/Free Resources|Tags: , , |11 Comments

I am very excited to host a great giveaway! In partnership with my Baby Birds Farm and Cocina, I am raffling off an Ergobaby Wrap. I believe firsthand in the benefit of keeping baby close and wearing a them in a hug. Babies that are kept close to parents (both moms and dads) are calmer, happier and easier. Wearing them keeps your arms free, and if ergonomic, is much better for your back. For more tips on how to prepare for an easy postpartum time, please see this post on finding your circle of support.

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For the parents that already love babywearing, what makes this wrap […]

13 02, 2014

Free Yoga Class This Sunday for Parents Who Have Experienced Loss

By |2016-11-01T21:48:42+00:00February 13th, 2014|Categories: Blog, Giveaways/Free Resources, Maternal Mental Health|0 Comments

Once a month, including this Sunday, Nature’s Whisper School of Yoga, offers a community yoga class for parents, especially mothers, who have experienced the loss of a baby.

This free class is available for mothers who have experienced the loss of a child; offering a place for mother’s to move, and let the feelings of love and grief co-exist in a safe space together. This is a beginner class, and focuses on breath and movement, and hoping to connect women who are experiencing the deep grief of the death of a child, no matter how distant or recent the loss.

The class is taught by Carla Grossini-Concha.  A few words from Carla,

“After losing my first born child just shortly after delivery at full term, I was devastated, and in deep and complicated grief. Practicing […]

6 02, 2014

Online Test for Depression During Pregnancy and Up to One Year Postpartum

By |2016-11-01T21:48:42+00:00February 6th, 2014|Categories: Blog, Giveaways/Free Resources, Maternal Mental Health|Tags: , , , , |8 Comments

Pregnancy and the postpartum stage are times of major changes: physically, emotionally, socially, professionally, hormonally…. you get the idea… just about everything is shook up. Anxiety and the blues are common. But when is it more than just baby blues???

When is it time to reach out to a mental health professional for postpartum depression?

 

postpartum depression

Take this ten question online test* and see. A score of 10 or more (out of 30 possible points) is usually an indication to talk to a professional therapist or doctor.

–> Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale <–

*The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) is a widely used, 10 question questionnaire, to help screen for postpartum depression. It can also be used during pregnancy.

–> If you are having thoughts of suicide today, […]