I’m Coming Home… Welcome

No, this isn’t a blog about that fabulous song by Diddy though I do love  the tune. However, it is a “coming home” of sorts. The focus of this blog is – yup, you got it – children and mental health. Mental health is a subject that’s intrigued me for so long and, with the onset of blogging, I’m provided the opportunity to explore the subject in more detail and share ideas.

So, welcome one and all. Grab a coffee and pull up a chair. There’s more about me and my professional writing background on the About page. But, what will this blog focus on specifically? The plan is to home in on a wide range of mental health issues pertinent to professionals, children and families, including:

  • depression
  • ADHD or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • autism
  • anxiety
  • self-esteem
  • obsessive-compulsive disorder

Beyond common mental health issues and what’s new in this field, I plan address subjects in an off-beat way; perhaps look at the connections between mental health and music or children and poetry and philosophy. -So, it’s not just the science behind the diagnosis but exploring the many facets that make up who we are and why we are the way we are.

Once again, welcome. I hope the coffee was tasty and the text satisfying.What are your thoughts and ideas on the subject of kids and mental health? I’ve got reams of ideas but am open to hearing about yours, too.

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6 responses to “I’m Coming Home… Welcome

  1. I’m a fellow Wordcount Blogathon participant and am checking out some of the first posts. I’m very intrigued by the topic or subjects that you propose addressing in your blog.

    For the depression topic, are you going to address some of the findings from the STAR*D studies, such as the role that a mother’s severe, untreated depression can play in the manifestation of psychiatric symptoms in young children? Or the impact of treating the depression of these mothers? If you are interested, the abstract to this study is here and you can download a summary of the entire page on a link on the right side (full text (PDF)). I look forward to reading more and seeing the approach that you will take.

    I hope that I put in the html tags correctly. If not, feel free to delete my comment.

  2. Lisa:

    I’m curious about the connection between diet and ADD, not just for kids but for adults as well.

    On the topic of autism, I just yesterday watched the wonderful movie, “Temple Grandin,” and I was impressed by this woman’s ability to understand what she needed in order to calm herself and live a more productive and focused life. Will you delve at all into some of the ways that people who are impacted by autism, ADD, etc. can learn to pay attention to their own needs and “warning signals,” and how to identify what both the triggers and “pacifiers” might be?

  3. I’m a fellow blogathon blogger and I think this is a great, focused topic for a blog. Looking forward to reading more of your work, Laura

  4. Congratulations on your new blog, Lisa. It’s so important to give this topic a public profile and have these discussions out in the open. All the best!

  5. I like the valuable information you provide in your articles.
    I will bookmark your weblog and check again here frequently.
    I am quite sure I’ll learn a lot of new stuff right here! Good luck for the next!

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