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Helping Teens “Be There” for their Friends

By |2018-11-30T22:44:15+00:00September 27th, 2017|Blog|

  If you're reading this as part of an email update or on your mobile device, click here to listen to the podcast. When struggling adolescents seek support, they go first to their friends. So it’s no surprise then that as mental health issues among teens rise, and [...]

To The Bone – A Discussion about Eating Disorders

By |2018-11-30T22:44:30+00:00September 18th, 2017|Blog|

If you are reading on your mobile device, click here to listen to the podcast. Netflix recently released the movie To The Bone, which has gained both popularity and notoriety for its treatment of eating disorders. In this episode of the podcast I offer a synopsis, before addressing its positive [...]

Blended Families with Melissa Lowery, LPC

By |2018-11-30T22:45:05+00:00March 22nd, 2017|Blog|

If you're listening on your mobile device, click here to listen to the podcast. In this episode, Roy explores the dynamics of blended families with Mrs. Melissa Lowery, a colleague of Roy's at Pax Renewal Center in Lafayette, LA. Roy and Melissa delve into the struggles and joys [...]

Teens and Psychotropic Medication: An Interview with Dr. Amy Cavanaugh

By |2018-11-20T22:37:18+00:00January 25th, 2017|Blog|

In this episode, Roy welcomes Dr. Amy Cavanaugh, a licensed clinical and medical psychologist in the Acadiana area.  Roy and Dr. Cavanaugh discuss the topic of psychotropic medications and their role in treating teenage mental health issues. Roy and Dr. Cavanaugh address the stigma these medications have in [...]

Teen Suicide – How Adults Can See the Signs and Prevent the Sorrow

By |2018-11-20T22:37:54+00:00January 19th, 2017|Blog|

Episode 1 If you're reading this on your mobile device or blog update email, click here to listen to the podcast. In the first in a two-part series on teen suicide, Roy confronts the epidemic of teenage suicide in the United States, beginning with a detailed examination of [...]