National Suicide Prevention Month 

by Mitchell Wittenberg, Ph.D., LP, JFS Counseling Director September is National Suicide Prevention Month when mental health professionals, advocates, prevention organizations, suicide survivors, and allied community members come together to draw attention to the problem of suicide while working together for the prevention of this public health tragedy. According to the National Institute of Mental Health […]

Helping Your Child with Back-To-School Anxiety

By Mitchell Wittenberg, Ph.D., LP, JFS Counseling Director The beginning of a new school year can leave many children and adolescents riddled with anxiety. While some can articulate their fears, many others express their anxiety with clinginess, temper tantrums, irritability, negativity, headaches or stomach aches, regressive behavior (baby talk, thumb-sucking), withdrawal, nightmares, or trouble sleeping. […]

2018 a Very Good Year for Mental Health in MN

In October of 2018, a report that ranks the mental health and access to care of all states in the US was released by the MHA, Mental Health America. MHA is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of […]