Minding Your Mind Celebrates 11th Anniversary at 2018 Blue Gene Gala

On Sunday, October 28, 2018, Minding Your Mind celebrated with friends, family, and supporters at our 11th Anniversary Blue Gene Gala. It was a wonderful evening, full of reunions, new connections, and inspiring presentations from our award winners and Minding Your Mind Young Adult Speakers. Gerry Cuddy, president and CEO of Beneficial Bank, generously served … Continue reading

UNDERSTANDING OCD: THE 5 ASPECTS WE NEVER TALK ABOUT

By Jenna DiLossi, Psy.D., NCC, LPC  Center for Hope and Health Ardmore, PA Have you ever experienced thoughts that seem very strange or out of the ordinary? What about thoughts that you know are illogical yet still produce distress when they pop in your mind? Aside from being strange, do these thoughts ever scare you? … Continue reading

What’s it Like Going to College with an Eating Disorder? by Jenna DiLossi, Psy.D., NCC, LPC

Living with an eating disorder and learning to manage it is challenging during any time of the school year. For a student who is leaving for college, whether it be for the first time or returning, this takes on a new level of challenge, and sometimes an entirely new strategy. In this video, Minding Your … Continue reading

Behind the Smile, by Michael Garuiccio

Let me preface this by saying, I am not writing this for any reason other than wanting to tell part of my story. I am not looking for pity, or social media responses. Simply, I want people to know that the truth can be misleading. That the people who look the most put together, can … Continue reading

’13 Reasons Why’ warning is a start, experts say, but they want more

By Alessia Grunberger, CNN Updated 4:00 AM ET, Thu April 5, 2018 Read this article online (CNN) Almost immediately, Kate was hooked. She’d seen advertisements for the hit Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” and heard that some friends were watching it, so she gave it a try. “Within one or two episodes, I was completely hooked … Continue reading

Therapist seeks to work with KCSD on school safety initiatives

By Richard L. Gaw Staff Writer Originally appeared 03/20/2018 01:22PM in Chester County Press, www.chestercounty.com On February 14, a mass shooting occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida that resulted in the deaths of 17 people and the wounding of 17 others. It became one of the world’s deadliest school massacres on … Continue reading

Anxiety Over School Shootings: Finding proactive ways to deal with worried feelings

by Rachel Ehmke Originally appeared on Child Mind Institute www.childmind.org   Anxiety over school shootings has become a common fear in America. When something that once seemed unthinkable happens with some regularity, added to our feeling of horror that it’s happened (again!) is another kind of alarm: Could this happen at my child’s school? And … Continue reading

In High School, the Kids Are Not All Right

With social and academic pressure mounting, a teacher shares what he’s learned about tracking his students’ mental well-being. By David Tow March 7, 2018 Originally appeared on www.edutopia.com I lost my first student to suicide not long ago. The student was no longer in my class at the time, nor even at the school, but I … Continue reading

We Can All Do Something, by Carolyn

I just wanted to sincerely thank you again for visiting our school. I promise to use this momentum you have given me to make even more positive changes for my school. I’ve done several things this past year with mental health: I found a curriculum created in Canada called “Mental Health and High School Curriculum Guide”. The … Continue reading

Beneath the Surface, by Carlie

The purpose of my club, “Beneath the Surface,” is to help those who face challenges that cannot be seen by the naked eye, to educate people about these hidden challenges, and to teach the power of empathy. I started this club because of my own experiences with pain disorders as well as mental disorders that … Continue reading