Most people just are like whatever, yes there is a problem, and move on with life but not me. The past four years have shaken me so hard that I have decided to drive across country to raise awareness about teen issues, mental health and what’s going on with our nation right now. My trip has mapped out to be about 4,000 miles! Now through … Continue reading This is not normal.
Yes. I know they are out there, but where. They are hard to find right now in the chaos of life. As time ticks on, good parents seem harder to spot. Maybe they are hiding or maybe we have lost the skill to parent. Can that be possible? As a society, we have gained college skills, job skills, and some life skills, but in the … Continue reading Where have all the Parents Gone?
Emmit and I. Family means a lot to us. I mean a whole lot. When E fell ill with anxiety and depression, we put the breaks on and supported his needs. His request was simple. Listen to me! E described his school experience, his challenges with the curriculum and what he wanted very clearly and we listened. Now I completely understand not everyone can do … Continue reading Emmit and I
Yesterday, I called 5 youth programs. All different in form. During each call, I collected their information, but then I asked them a tough question: What is affecting our youth? They all replied. BELONGING! This is nothing new. Youth have all struggled to understand themeselves, fit in and be part of the greater whole. This is old news but today more than ever this generation … Continue reading 5 Phones Calls
As a mom, community member, and teacher, I have seen and heard stories from around our nation asking for help with teens and everyone is scrambling to find answers. I am also asking those same questions. Why are kids so sad? Why are kids struggling with anxiety, depression? Why are they turning to drugs? Why are they disengaged about school? Why? Why? Why? Those are … Continue reading This Fix is Right Here
Why drive miles for this generation? Because it feels like the right thing to do. Actually, it’s the only thing I can think of right now as I sit at my computer typing this post. As I read and hear stories about our youth’s situation, I feel a deep sorrow and desperation to help. The news, books, podcasts, doctors, parents talk about their depression, anxiety, … Continue reading Why drive miles?
Thanks for joining me! Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton Continue reading The Journey Begins