Removing Roadblocks to Effective Recognition and Treatment of Adolescent Mental Illness

By June Naureckas, CEI Intern American youth lack the knowledge to recognize their own mental health concerns. Even when they know they need help, they have few resources because mental health care in U.S. middle and high schools is underfunded and understaffed. An Under-Treated Epidemic Mental illness in American children is chronically under-treated and under-diagnosed.[…]

Emotion Regulation, Adult-Youth Relationships, and Youth Suicide

By Kristen Hayes, CEI Intern In the most recent Center for Disease Control and Prevention report, suicide was the 10th leading cause of death for the overall population in the US. It was the 2nd leading cause in age groups 10-14 and 15-19, claiming 517 and 2,491 lives respectively (Center for Disease Control and Prevention,[…]

Opportunities in New England- Improving Mental Health in Schools

The Yale University Program for Recovery and Community Health and the Center for Educational Improvement invite you to an Informational Webinar: Mental Health in Schools. PURPOSE: To establish how we can support schools in New England to help improve school mental health and safety policies and practices. DATE/TIME: Tuesday, February 12 @ 5:00 pm (EST)[…]

Vulnerability, Whole-Heartedness, and Sense of Worthiness

By Daniella Rueda, CEI Intern Although often perceived in a negative light, vulnerability (emotional vulnerability, that is) is actually a necessary and important state of being for achieving human connection. Brené Brown, a qualitative researcher and self-proclaimed storyteller, has spent the last twenty years of her life studying topics such as shame, empathy, and vulnerability,[…]

Classrooms, Compassion, and Contentment

By Meghan Wenzel, CEI Intern Ask someone to share his or her vulnerabilities, and you will likely receive a horrified look or nervous laugh. For most, vulnerabilities are weak spots, shameful imperfections to hide from others. But Brené Brown sees them differently. She sees the power in accepting our vulnerabilities and choosing to love ourselves[…]

Vulnerability, Shame, Courage, and Connection

Meghan Wenzel, CEI Intern, and Christine Mason In Daring Greatly, Brené Brown talks of masks, “The word persona is Greek term for ‘stage masks.’ In my work masks and armor are perfect metaphors for how we protect ourselves from the discomfort of vulnerability.” (p. 113). Sometimes our feeling of vulnerability arises from a sense of[…]

2019?

By Christine Mason 2019. 19 years into the 21st Century. During the past few weeks I have learned bulletpoint journaling. Have you tried it? If I am not careful I will forgo my tasks at hand and spend hours designing artistically beautiful journals so that my to do lists and notes are beautifully organized. It[…]