How Eating Right and Mental Health Work Together

April 25, 2019By The Calli Institute

After a long, stressful day, it may be easier to visit a local drive thru for dinner than prepare a home-cooked meal. Sure, we all love an order of salty fries and juicy burgers on the go, but the grogginess and sluggishness that follows isn’t always so satisfying. Many of us know the importance of … Read More

Supporting your LGBTQ Child

June 12, 2018By The Calli Institute

Parents and caregivers of LGBTQ youth have a significant opportunity to positively influence their child’s well-being and future. LGBTQ youth whose parents and caregivers support them have better overall physical and mental health, higher self-esteem, and are less likely to use illicit drugs. LGBTQ youth who are accepted by their families are much more likely … Read More

Mood and Food

April 13, 2018By Cathy Malmon, LMFT, LICSW

You can probably imagine a wonderful meal you have had, or are going to have. The anticipation of a perfectly grilled piece of meat, or fish, the sweetness of the first strawberries of the season, the taste and mouth feel of a wonderful piece of chocolate can lift your spirits.  There is a link between … Read More

Happy 25th Anniversary, World Mental Health Day!

October 3, 2017By Tessa Gittleman, LAMFT

On October 10th, 2017, everyone from mental health practitioners to national governments are encouraged to #LightUpPurple and celebrate World Mental Health Day. Founded in 1992 by the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH), World Mental Health Day has the singular mission of improving the quality of mental health services around the globe. In order to … Read More

National Women’s Health Week

May 16, 2017By The Calli Institute

The 18th Annual National Women’s Health Week is May 14-20, 2017. Beginning every year on Mother’s Day and led by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Office of Women’s Health, the week brings awareness to a very important topic. It’s not uncommon for women to spend most of their time and energy taking … Read More

Quit the Need For a Vacation From Your Vacation

July 19, 2016By The Calli Institute

Here we are, just past the middle of summer.  Tis the time of year many of us go on vacation.  Ahhhh, vacation.  Something we look forward to, plan for and possibly lose sleep over as we excitedly anticipate what adventure may ensue or the mere idea of sitting back and letting go of our everyday … Read More