The JC Runyon Foundation exists to help students move forward after behavioral health issues have drained their financial resources and hopes for a future.
The New Civil Rights Movement
I recently had the privilege of attending the Kennedy Forum where our nation’s best and brightest minds in the Behavioral Health industry got together to share ideas and cheer each other on. This Forum was a celebration of President John F. Kennedy’s signing of legislation that made Mental Illness a disease that should be treated […]
Parenting 101, 102, and 103
My life is in a unique place right now. I have an adult child (who turns 25 this year, what?!?!) a child who thinks he’s an adult at 19, and a nine year old. It’s almost like I get a do-over. There’s a certain perspective that I have with my youngest that I didn’t have […]
Are You Living in the 10% or the 90%?
It’s already been established that I’m a nerd, so it shouldn’t come as a huge surprise that I’ve been watching a lot of Undercover Boss on Netflix lately. Here’s my rationale, each episode is about 45 minutes (about the length of time it takes to cook dinner), I know what’s going to happen and I […]
What Does Forgiveness Mean?
I’m in a book club, actually I’m in two book clubs. Yes, that’s right you can call the Nerd Patrol, I accept it. This month we read The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult. In a nutshell the story is about a 90 year old Nazi who is in search of forgiveness from a Jewish family he […]
Support Our Local NAMI
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is doing amazing things for the mentally ill across the nation. Their support services cover all sorts of needs: a help line – education, training and peer support – discussion groups – social networks – on campus support – veterans and military support – diversity support – faith support […]
Scholarship Applications are Updated
I’d like to thank the folks at Strategic Behavioral Health who recently sent a letter to about a thousand leaders in the behavioral health industry that endorsed our little program. Since then, I’ve received several emails from all over the country asking for information regarding our scholarship program. I am floored and honored. As far […]
Over the past several weeks I’ve learned that two dear couple friends of ours have decided to go their separate ways and divorce. I shared this with my mom yesterday and she reminded me that I’m at the age where lots of people divorce after many years of marriage. When I was a young adult […]
Depression in Teens
As the school year ramps back up, so does the stress level for teenagers. I know I’ve talked about this before, but did you know that Depression is one of the most prevalent mental health disorders in the country and it is on the rise as one of the most serious health concerns facing us? […]
Scholar Spotlight – Katy
Katy has always dreamed of becoming an oncology nurse, but when major depression began to emerge at the age of 12, she began to see her plans unravel before her eyes. Throughout high school she tried to maintain a facade of perfection and excelled in her classes, but inside she […]