Tag: mental health

Advice from a therapist: Helping teens cope with anxiety and pressure

By Adele Stuckey and Matthew Brooks Post pandemic, adults talk about figuring out the “new normal.” As teenagers, you have an even harder job. You...

SHARE the love this season

By Rhonda Williams, LCSW It’s the holiday season, with many people reporting feeling anxious and more stressed than ever. The COVID-19 pandemic, the economy, the...

Health & Wellness: Lowering stress to battle COVID-19

By Cathy Canfield I’ve recently heard from many of the parents I work with regarding concerns about their child being vulnerable because they have not...

Community divided on council’s reallocation of SRO funding

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] City Council approved the reallocation of $789,909 from the School Resource Officer program to mental health resources for students during the...

Your Views: Police officers need therapeutic support

To the editor: With the likely adoption of some form of public police review board, I want to address that while abuses of the laws...

Your Views: Alexandria’s PTA has betrayed parents

To the editor: In “Kudos to ACPS teachers and staff,” the PTA Council provides the imprimatur of widespread parent support for ACPS leadership’s refusal to...

Local counselors and service providers discuss mental health during COVID-19

By Allison Hageman | [email protected] Monika Taylor, a support group coordinator for Recovery Program Solutions of Virginia, runs a loneliness support group that is often...

Justice Matter with Bryan Porter: The law and mental health crises

The General Assembly remains in special session as I write, so the update as to what legislation is enacted will be delayed a month...

Health & Wellness: Local businesses offer innovative wellness options during COVID-19...

By Mara Benner In this moment, you are safe and secure. This is true and an important reminder as we embark into uncharted territory. With...

Community Services Board honored for 50 years of support

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] Mayor Justin Wilson will present members of the Community Service Board with a proclamation honoring the group’s 50 years of...