March 17, 2018

In Times of Tragedy

  As a TV news anchor, I’ve been asked how I handle telling my children about tragedy. I’m no child psychologist, but through my job, I see more than my share of awful stories.  Ironically, […]
February 23, 2018

Delaying Action Costs Lives

If a child says he or she is seriously considering suicide or has just made a suicide attempt, immediate treatment at an emergency room may be necessary.  […]
February 10, 2018

Suicide does not discriminate

Each day, an average of 12 young people commit suicide in the United States, leaving behind devastated family and friends. Most youth show clear signs of their […]
February 9, 2018

Identity Theft

Hi, my name is Kimberly. Nice to meet you. What do you do?” These are words we’re programmed to ask when we meet someone new. But […]
February 9, 2018

First Crush

  You knew this day would come, but you had no idea how soon. Now suddenly, the girl who’s never needed more than her family, her […]
January 22, 2018

My Son’s Killer

My son’s suicide note explained the cause of his death. “I want to die. My soul is already dead. Marijuana killed my soul + ruined my […]
December 19, 2017


Lately, many articles have been published providing tips on avoiding becoming a burglary victim, especially this time of year. The home burglary tips came from an […]
October 19, 2017

Isolation vs Connection: The Rat Park Experiments

There were times in my addiction when I was surrounded by friends, people, and parties. The drinking was social and the drugs were recreational. I am […]
October 17, 2017

Talking to Kids About Natural Disasters

In times of natural disaster, it’s everyone’s responsibility to come together to support and provide aid and comfort to those directly affected. And although it’s simply […]