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 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 […]
May 20, 2016

Help your child cope with trauma

What is the best way to talk to children about tragedy and help them cope with traumatic events? Dr. Prakash Masand, a former consulting professor of […]
May 6, 2016

The Issue of Contagion

Along with the previously mentioned causal factors, a common environmental risk for teens can be exposure to the suicidal behavior of others. When a life is […]
April 22, 2016

Cries For Help

Although threats of suicide and suicidal talk are not new phenomena, they have spread to online platforms in recent years, making them not only more difficult […]
April 8, 2016

A Mother’s Story

The battle against anorexia puts one mother’s life in a new direction.   Two years ago, Sandy Rautio had it all: a wonderful husband, four healthy […]
April 8, 2016

Living Testament

The issue of teen suicide has always been extremely real for me because I was there myself less than four years ago.     When I […]
March 25, 2016

Integrity & Forgiveness

Truth and love can be two of the most powerful elements in our lives. The more we align our lives with these, the more empowered we […]
March 11, 2016

Reliving the Past

Each of us has unhealed childhood wounds that affect how we parent. When our child doesn’t make the baseball team or isn’t asked to the school […]