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My name is Makayla Glenn and I’m a 20-year-old gay black woman. I was honored to be asked to write a blog about what is means to be black and gay for Pinnacle. I struggled with finding the perfect topic for this blog. I wanted to talk about some of the racist encounter...

The effects of this pandemic have been ubiquitous. There is no line that this virus did not cross when it comes to the societal boundaries that "define" who we are as individuals as well as the collective. We all have felt the effects of this, albeit some more than oth...

The changes that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on lives and society as a whole have been insurmountable to maintaining daily life in some aspects. As a Master of Public Health (MPH) student through online studies, there were not many significant changes on that end luc...

Parenting in a Pandemic.

First of all, those are words I never thought I would say.

My second thought may be a bit controversial, but it’s realistic… I think this particular time has highlighted for me the old adage “What it feels like to have the shoe on the other foot....

Self care is a topic we hear about often. It’s something we all know is good for us, but can often be difficult to incorporate into our regular routines. As we wrap up February, a month in which many celebrate on love with Valentine’s Day, classroom parties and other w...

“You had me at hello.” The famous line between Tom Cruise and Renee Zellweger, from the movie Jerry Maguire resonates with many parents and caregivers the first time they meet their Family Partner Practitioner. But what is it about the work that Family Partner Practiti...

Mental health is quickly becoming one of the most talked about topics in our culture. Whether it be implicitly with #selfcare posts or explicitly like in iHeart Radio and Child Mind Institute's Mental Health Awareness campaign we are continuing to elevate the conversat...

It’s a jungle out there, so they say. 

As the parent of a child with significant mental health needs, we have times where is feels like a jungle and times when it feels like far less threatening… more like a petting zoo. Often times, I feel like the petting zoo we are l...

Depression effects 15 million adults and 1.9 million children in the US yearly. It is one of the most common mental health concerns that people seek help for. I've been in therapeutic relationships with many individuals who suffer from depression and I've noticed that...

Two and a half years old is an exciting time for a toddler. They are starting to gain some independence and venturing off to preschool. For my family it wasn’t that easy. While most toddlers are just worried about having fun and making new friends; my child was struggl...

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