Make It OK

Make It OK

“It’s OK to feel unstable. It’s OK to disassociate. It’s OK to hide from the world. It’s OK to need help. It’s OK not to be OK. Your mental illness is not a personal failure.” Did you know that 1 in 4 people will have some kind of mental illness in their lifetime? Do...
Make it Mediterranean

Make it Mediterranean

You’ve probably heard that the Mediterranean diet can make your heart healthier, protect against cancer and even help you live longer. But did you know it also is a great pick for kids? The Mediterranean diet includes a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole...
A Compassionate Approach to Addiction

A Compassionate Approach to Addiction

A courtroom is not a place where you expect to find scenes of celebration and tears of joy. Unless, of course, it’s drug court. This May, drug courts throughout the state of Wisconsin will join more than 3,000 such programs nationwide in celebrating National...
The NEW First Aid Training

The NEW First Aid Training

Mental Health First Aid is an internationally recognized evidence-based program that was created and is managed by the National Council for Behavioral Health. It is an eight-hour class that helps you identify, understand, and respond to signs of addiction and mental...
Driving Retirement

Driving Retirement

Being able to drive is more than just getting where you want to go. It is a symbol of freedom, independence, and self-sufficiency. But it is important to consider what happens when declining vision, medication side-effects or a degenerative condition means your loved...
Pickleball: Easy to Start, Hard to Stop

Pickleball: Easy to Start, Hard to Stop

Good health, like money, isn’t everything but it sure helps when you have it. Many believe achieving and maintaining the former relates to the following four admonitions: Don’t abuse drugs or alcohol Don’t smoke Eat nutritious food Exercise Now days addressing the...
Your Voice Has Power

Your Voice Has Power

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Use your voice to support survivors and say “No More to Sexual Assault”. The call came in at 1:18 am to tell me that I was to report to a Sexual Assault Nurses Exam (S.A.N.E.) at the hospital. As I was quietly getting dressed...
Elder Financial Abuse Is on the Rise

Elder Financial Abuse Is on the Rise

Financial institutions are seeing vast numbers of their older customers fall prey to financial exploitation by perpetrators ranging from offshore scammers to close family members—and they’re filing hundreds of thousands of reports with the federal government about...