As a man and an Army veteran, talking about my “mental health” doesn’t come naturally, but this story is one that needs telling. It’s a story of struggle and ultimately, of healing and hope. After returning from my fourth deployment, I noticed I had changed. As an infantryman in the U.S. Army for nearly 26 … Continue reading How telehealth helped this Army veteran cope
It’s often been said that a picture is worth a thousand words. But what about a painting of just one word? What started as a simple art therapy class is now an on-going source of inspiration. Art that inspires When you enter the doors of Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation at Frisco, you are greeted with … Continue reading Rehab patients gain strength, inspire others through art
The new school year is upon us, and children are forced to go back to their regular school sleep schedules. This may mean that they’re getting less sleep than in the summer months, and for many parents, sleep deprivation is a real concern. Sleep deprivation affects every aspect of the child’s life, from friends and … Continue reading Why sleep deprivation can affect your child’s performance in school
Chronic pain sufferers, take heart. Advances in pain management may offer the breakthrough you’ve been waiting for. “Chronic pain,” which is a pain that lasts more than six months, not only affects everyday living but also everything from mood to relationships to job performance and affects an estimated 116 million Americans every day. “Chronic pain can … Continue reading What a Relief! Chronic Pain Sufferers, Take Heart.
Seventh and final article in a series on how to talk to your children about cancer. We can’t truly say that there is one ‘normal’ way for a child to respond to the stress of having a sick parent — because each child has an individual personality, each may respond differently. As a parent, keep these … Continue reading Talking to children about cancer: Is my child responding normally?