Mental Health Tips for the New Year

December 30, 2019By The Calli Institute

A New Year, a new decade, and a new outlook! For many of us, December 31st sparks a new beginning or milestone of where we are and where we hope to be in 2020. Your New Year’s resolution may include exercising more, finding a better job, getting out of credit card debt, or learning ways … Read More

How to Stop Overthinking

November 20, 2019By The Calli Institute

Rethinking an earlier decision or behavior is one thing. Reliving the same experience over and over in your head for days, weeks, or even months, is something different. What is Overthinking? We can overthink and experience stress about past behaviors and events or  future possibilities. When this way of thinking becomes too much to handle … Read More

Being a Mom with a Mental Illness

May 7, 2019By The Calli Institute

As the flowers begin to bloom around us, it’s hard to ignore the resilience and beauty of nature. It seems fitting that we celebrate Mother’s Day this time of year, as mothers personify this same resilience and strength—despite the many ups and downs of parenting. Raising children is one of life’s most rewarding yet toughest … Read More

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

5 Health Benefits of Animal-Assisted Therapy

December 28, 2018By The Calli Institute

Has this ever happened to you? You’ve just had a stressful day—maybe projects are piling up at work, or you’re experiencing difficulties in your marriage, with your kids, or over finances—and now you’re on the verge of tears. Then suddenly, a stranger’s dog spots you from afar and trots over to greet you with a … Read More

Ambiguous Loss

July 24, 2018By Cathy Malmon, LMFT, LICSW

I think it is fair to assume that this reading audience has had an experience of loss in their lives. A family member, friend, mentor, community member, or a pet.  There is a predictable, though painful journey in the grief process when there is something tangible to grieve. There are rituals that surround the death, … 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

Chasing Happiness

November 28, 2017By Cathy Malmon, LMFT, LICSW

I originally planned on writing a lofty blog piece using quotes by Aristotle, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln (though I still might use some.) After all, isn’t happiness a serious topic? I could cite the World Happiness Report included in the November 2017 issue of National Geographic. I have included it in the references in … Read More