Silver Linings

Randi Silverman

Welcome 2020 hands in winter gloves Heart symbol with sunset

As 2020 slowly crept to its end, I found it harder than usual to find silver linings. But as I sat down to write a piece about the new year, I reminded myself of the power of turning pain into purpose and knew I needed to reflect back on 2020 before moving forward. I found …

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Gratitude and Mental Health

Randi Silverman

Gratitude and Mental Health

If there is ever a time to focus on gratitude, certainly it is during this season of Thanksgiving. Studies have shown that there are many benefits to finding and expressing gratitude on a regular basis, including increased happiness, improved physical and mental health, better life satisfaction, decreased levels of depression, and improvements in social connections, …

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The Other Health Crisis on Campus

Laurie Katz Braun

campus mental health crisis

Our nation’s college students are in grave danger. Despite their best efforts, many universities are facing viral outbreaks, closing their doors, and sending students home. But what about the thousands of colleges that have remained open? Are they keeping their students safe? Administrators at many colleges (especially those with smaller student bodies) are answering with …

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Fathers need support, too!

Laurie Katz Braun

Fathers Need Support hands together

Fathers need support, too! At The Parent Support Network, we love the perspective that men bring when they attend our meetings. Dads are particularly vulnerable to the stigma around raising a child with a mental health disorder and they don’t often have the opportunity to share their feelings in a safe environment. The isolation can …

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BACK TO SCHOOL

Carolyn Bozzuto

Back to school stress

A school year has never started with so much uncertainty and controversy.   Without clear and consistent directions or guidelines, parents are left to make very difficult, painful, and consequential decisions about their children’s education. Will it be detrimental to your children’s mental health to keep them home, or will it be detrimental to their …

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The Youth Mental Health Project: Supporting Our Children

Carolyn Bozzuto

Supporting our children Mental health

I was diagnosed with breast cancer ten years ago. While I am grateful to be alive, the experience led me to become a fierce champion of an entirely different cause. During my 12 months of treatment, including aggressive chemotherapy and multiple surgeries, my family, friends, and community members rallied by my side. The flowers, babysitting …

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YMHP Statement on Racism in America, and its Impact on Mental Health

Carolyn Bozzuto

Black Lives Matter

The Youth Mental Health Project stands in solidarity with all who oppose racism and inequality in our nation, and we demand systemic change. We condemn all institutions and leaders who promote and perpetuate violence. We believe that Black Lives Matter. We are listening and we want to do better. We know that It is not …

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Support and Connection for Families During Crisis

Randi Silverman

Mom Comforting Child

Today is my 55th birthday and, as I reflect, I am filled with gratitude. Ten years ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer. My children were 9, 13, and 15 years old, and my middle son was in a residential treatment center after having struggled for years with major depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. These …

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COVID-19 And The Mental Health Of Your Children

Carolyn Bozzuto

COVID-19 And The Mental Health Of Your Children

Life is full of uncertainty, and the public health concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic have increased stress and anxiety levels in children and adults in an unprecedented way. Our communities, leaders, friends, and family members are reacting intensely, which increases our distress. Whether you believe the world is overreacting or underreacting, try to remember that …

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Grant to expand The Parent Support Network

Pernille Jacobsen

We are excited to share that we are one of Westchester County’s two recipients of a 2019 grant from the Gannett Foundation’s A Community Thrives program. The Youth Mental Health Project has been awarded a grant of $12,500 from the Gannett Foundation, which will be used to support the expansion of The Parent Support Network. Check …

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