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Suicidal thoughts are increasing in young kids, experts say. It began before the pandemic. 04/09/2021

Suicidal thoughts are increasing in young kids, experts say. It began before the pandemic.

We can make this better.
But it won’t happen unless we all work to reverse it. They are developing their brains as they watch us stare at our phones.

Speech that honors other people.
Joy that comes from silliness and not jackpots.
Commitment to survival, for every member of the human race.

Suicidal thoughts are increasing in young kids, experts say. It began before the pandemic. "We need to open our eyes to the fact that this is going on," said one psychiatry professor, who found many parents do not know when their children are in crisis.

Home | Meg Carnahan 03/29/2021

Home | Meg Carnahan

Home | Meg Carnahan I am a relationship therapist. I specialize in helping you deepen your relationship with yourself first. Once you know yourself, you can deepen your relationship with your partner, your child, or whoever is in your life.

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When your child “acts out” how do you respond?

What would it look like to connect? And what would it look like to correct?

The left side of the brain or the “later to learn” side of the brain is responsible for activating logic and language.

So if your child is upset, they must first feel safety- first feel connection before they can process information.
Connect, then correct.

And even more than just correct, teach them to repair. We all make mistakes in relationships. More important than correcting your child for misbehavior is teaching them to feel empowered by their ability to make a repair.

I’m mama to two soul-filled enlightened beings. I’m not perfect, but I’m so grateful to these two beautiful spirits. Our relationship pushes me to evolve more every day.


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We would love YOUR HELP in telling us which local non-profits you would like to see us give to. Since our Family Fun Weekend featuring DockDogs can't happen this year we will be giving away a total of $10,000 to local non-profits to help continue strengthening our outstanding community.

Simply follow this link to nominate your favorite charities between June 29th and July 20th:


Such an amazing org.

JOIN US! UAY is looking for energetic, passionate, community-minded individuals to fill a total of 6 different P/T and F/T AmeriCorps positions and 1 F/T AmeriCorps VISTA position. The AmeriCorps motto is "Getting things done" - and the AmeriCorps staff at UAY have always stepped up. AmeriCorps staff are vital to helping UAY provide a full range of support services to local youth and families. We would love to welcome you to our UAY team!

Learn more about each of the positions by clicking here:

Please apply by sending a cover letter and resume to [email protected].


We have shared this post for the past few years on Mother's Day and it is still feels just as important and beautiful.

Originally shared by the The Trauma Project. Mari Andrews, Illustrator.

How to Actually Work...When You’re Working from Home 03/28/2020

How to Actually Work...When You’re Working from Home

If you have a child who experiences mental illness or emotional health concerns they might be having a hard time right now. Please see the information below for families that might be helpful in helping families feel safe.




How to Actually Work...When You’re Working from Home Because boundaries are fuzzy, you could either burn out or not get anything done. More people are foregoing a lengthy commute and working from home. But some...

How to Talk to Kids About the Coronavirus 03/27/2020

How to Talk to Kids About the Coronavirus

This is a great 4 minute video about how to talk to kids about Coronavirus.

How to Talk to Kids About the Coronavirus News of the coronavirus COVID-19 is everywhere, from the front page of all the papers to the playground at school. Many parents are wondering how to bring up...


Now offering e-visits for symptoms of illness in young people ages 2-17 years.
Given the increased demand on our healthcare system related to the novel coronavirus pandemic, SK Health Services will offer medical evaluation and management services via telemedicine on a temporary basis. Please use the link below to request an appointment time.

How To Start Therapy 01/29/2020

How To Start Therapy

How To Start Therapy If the mere thought of going to therapy seems overwhelming, you're not alone. Plenty of people put off seeking therapy because of the stigma, cost and inconvenience. We've got four tips to help you make your first appointment.


TONIGHT is the first meeting of the new Young Father's Network! This group is a partnership between UAY and the amazing Dream City IA and we could not be more excited to get things started! We are getting so many requests from the community about how to support this group...we will soon post a wish list for you to share. In the meantime, thanks for your support!

Iowa doctor launches campaign to ‘replenish kids’ mental health’ 12/11/2019

Iowa doctor launches campaign to ‘replenish kids’ mental health’


Iowa doctor launches campaign to ‘replenish kids’ mental health’ When emergency room doctor Jeffrey Brown saw the work of “accidental fundraiser” Carson King and his impact for the children at the Stead Family Children’s Hospital, Brown decided to use the momentum to create his own campaign — for all the kids. Following a report in The Daily Iowan, Brown ...


Do we need to rethink addiction? | BBC Ideas



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Today is World Su***de Prevention Day. Let's create a 🌎 without su***de, together.

🎨 : Alyse Ruriani Design

Tackling Mental Health Stigma 08/04/2019

Tackling Mental Health Stigma

Tackling Mental Health Stigma Strength Over Silence: Tackling Mental Health Stigma -- The latest installment features NAMI Ambassador Chris Hubbard, offensive tackle for the Cleveland Bro...


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"Reports of children in U.S. detention centers being held in unsafe, potentially traumatizing conditions are appalling. Regardless of the circumstances under which children enter this country, there is NO excuse for failing to provide the proper physical and psychological care that they need to feel and be safe.

There is no justification for intentional cruelty against children under any circumstance or for any reason. Doing so not only undermines the well-being of the children involved, it also diminishes the core values of equity and human rights for the nation as a whole."

Read our full statement here:

How Yoga Can Support Mental Health 06/21/2019

How Yoga Can Support Mental Health

Happy international Day of Yoga!

How Yoga Can Support Mental Health With mental health disorders affecting so many at some point in their lives, many affected are viewing yoga as an effective strategy that can protect and restore the mental health of individuals throughout the world. Read how.

Photos from Please Pass the Love's post 06/13/2019

This is amazing!




52 Sturgis Corner Drive
Iowa City, IA

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 12pm
Tuesday 9am - 12pm
Wednesday 9am - 12pm
Thursday 9am - 12pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

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Mental Health Counseling Services

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