Call today: (616) 719-0194

Blog

Mindfulness: Take Your Eyes Off The Clock

Take Your Eyes Off The Clock We have a set of trees in the yard with flowers whose bloom always sneaks up on us. By mid-August, the side of the yard is covered in the pink and purple and blue flowers stretching high and low, from one end of the fence to the other. It’s always been a symbol to …

Read More

13 Reasons Why Forum

AFBHS Live Stream Regarding “13 Reasons Why” Adolescent & Family Behavioral Health Services did a live streaming  discussion with our panel of therapists on the issues presented in 13 Reasons Why. The forum is for all parents, mental health providers, and educations.  WOOD TV8 also held a panel discussion on May 17. AFBHS Recorded on Tuesday, May 9th at 7:00PM – 8:30PM EST …

Read More

Is Your Teen Ready for College?

Wow! Time sure does fly! One day your bringing your little one home from the hospital and the next they are getting ready to leave the nest and head off to college. There are so many new experiences that your teen will face and you hope that you have prepared them for all of life’s many challenges. Start getting your teens …

Read More

I Love You, But…

I love you, but our schedules are too busy to make time for each other. I love you, but I don’t know how to keep us from growing together and not apart. I love you, but I wish we had more balance with our kids and our relationship. I love you, but I don’t know how to talk to you …

Read More

New Year, Same You?

In the United States, the Average Person Lives to 79 Years Old That’s approximately 28,850 days on this earth. That’s 692,400 hours to do something worthwhile. But we make our measuring stick much simpler, a number everyone knows well: 365. What have you done in your last 365 tries, your last 8,760 hours? Did you complete that resolution or the …

Read More

Holding On Until Sunrise

I believe that most suicidal people do not want to die. What they really want is an end to their suffering and if someone can show them another way, they’ll take it. When I first meet with a client who is suicidal I ask them if this analogy rings true: Does it feel like you are in alone in the …

Read More

Not Just About the Talk: Why I Walk

Out of the Darkness Walk I walk because I want to see people live life abundantly.  I want to see people who thought there was no hope realize they have a life worth living.  I walk because I have seen the quake left behind in families who have had someone commit suicide.  I walk because I see families who live …

Read More

From School to Summer: How to Help Your Child Transition

Before the end of each school year, my son always counts down the days until summer. He gets so excited for the days filled with fun in the sun and no homework! For some kids the transition to summer break means leaving behind their teachers and friends, which can create feelings of anxiety and sadness. Here are some tips to …

Read More

Get Rid of It

My father, while tampering and eventually removing loose wires from the stove, broke the thermometer.  With a shrug, he said, “If you want to know what something does, get rid of it.” We laughed—my dad, of course, the hardest, but the words stuck with me. He’s right. Truth often falls victim to cliché, but it doesn’t make it less true. …

Read More

“I hope you have a daughter just like you someday!”

“I hope you have a daughter just like you someday!”  I’m not sure how many times I heard those words over the course of my childhood and teen years. Fast forward a lot of years. I now have that daughter; but she is nothing like me. And it’s hard. My daughter is shy, uninterested in sports, has difficulty speaking up for herself, …

Read More
Page 1 of 41234»