The Need for Caregiver Self-Care Caregivers providing long-term care for others have a great need for effective self-care practices. Last week I wrote about some of the difficult feelings caregivers can experience when providing long-term care to someone. Today I’m going to talk a bit more about the importance of caregiver self-care. Specifically, I want […]
The demands of being a caregiver can have a negative effect on your own mental health. Learn some ways to care for your mental health while caregiving.
Between the long-standing homophobia and transphobia in our society and the increased cyberbullying, the LGBTQ community face unique mental health challenges. Because today is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, I wrote this post to highlight the harm of homophobia and transphobia.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Because of this, I’m challenging myself to write a post every week on a different topic related to mental health. Last week I wrote about how your mental health can affect your overall health through your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. This week I’m looking at how music therapy can […]
Health is a multidimensional phenomenon made up of several aspects. Mental health is one of these. This post looks at how mental health influences health.
Culturally competent care is important in health care. Music therapy is uniquely well-suited to be practiced in a culturally competent way.
Music can be helpful for those in recovery from substance abuse. In this post, I highlight some ways that music can assist with substance abuse treatment.
Kids today face bullying in ways that are hard to imagine. Unfortunately, many LGBTQ students experience bullying. In this post, I talk a bit about the state of bullying against LGBTQ students in Boulder County and the effects that such bullying can have.
April is a month for celebrating all flavors of diversity and ways of being. This is because April is both Autism Awareness Month and Celebrate Diversity Month. Because of this, the focus of today’s post is about neurodiversity and music therapy. If the term neurodiversity is new to you, you may be wondering what it […]
The Experiences of Teenagers Do you remember what it was like to be a teenager? I think many of us tend to remember the teenage years as being a difficult or awkward time. It was difficult because we didn’t exactly know who we were, other than we weren’t sure if we wanted to be who […]