Blog Posts for Life Transition

Summer At Last! Now What?

Posted:   July 31, 2016 by Sam Wilson

Believe it or not, even Oregon summer can be a very difficult time for some people.

Helping Children Deal with Grief and Loss

Posted:   August 04, 2015 by Kaleigh Doncheck

One of the most common questions I’ve received is how to help children and teens deal with grief and loss. Often parents and caregivers understandably feel overwhelmed by their own emotions and struggle to support their child through the grieving process. Sometimes parents don’t want to upset their child and are unsure of how to explain death in a way that will make sense, especially when children are younger.

The Agony of the New Year’s Resolution

Posted:   January 05, 2015 by Rebecca Hyman

There’s something both alluring and terrifying about a New Year’s Resolution.  The attraction is simple—who hasn’t wanted to abruptly transform themselves?  It’s part of the excitement of drugs.  Who will you be? How noble to eliminate a bad habit others have struggled for decades to overcome.

Holiday Tips for the Grieving Heart

Posted:   November 16, 2014 by Dannette Muselman

It’s that time of year, the holidays are finally here! Everywhere you turn holiday spirit is found in parties, foods, media, shopping and gift giving.  After all, isn’t this supposed to be the best time of the year, filled with wonder and cheer? Yet, if you are grieving the loss of a loved one the holidays can feel anything but “merry.”  

How to Start Getting Over a Break-up

Posted:   July 07, 2014 by Jeff Guenther, LPC

Today on mental help desk I am going to give you tips on how to feel better after going through a break up. I’ll focus on how you can start feeling better now, by working to change your thought patterns.