On Being a Parent With Suicidal Thoughts


By Kimberly Zapata It is just after 6 a.m. when the sunlight reaches my bedroom. It sneaks in — slipping between a thin, vertical crack in our curtains — and rouses me from my sleep. I take a long, deep breath: the warmth of the day fills my mouth, my throat, and my lungs. But when … Continue reading On Being a Parent With Suicidal Thoughts

Chester Bennington’s Death — And The Conversation We Should Be Having


By Kimberly Zapata I read the headline with shock and disbelief: dead? Chester Bennington — the lead singer of Linkin Park — was dead? He couldn’t be. I mean, he is (well, he was) the voice of my childhood. It was Linkin Park and Bennington which carried me through the long, angst-ridden days of adolescence, and the lonely, anxiety-ridden nights. … Continue reading Chester Bennington’s Death — And The Conversation We Should Be Having

How To Talk To Your Children About Mental Health


By Diamond Grant Mental health is a sensitive topic, just one of the many sensitive topics that we must discuss with our kids, and while it can be difficult to decide when to talk to our children about mental health, for some of us it will come much earlier than we ever could have anticipated. … Continue reading How To Talk To Your Children About Mental Health