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Mental Health Concerns for Seniors; Individual, Couple, and Family Issues.

On Thursday, Lori Edelson, LMSW, LMFT, taught a single-session course for SOAR (Society of Active Retirees) about “Mental Health Concerns for  Seniors; Individual, Couple, and Family Issues.” Lori cited US Census Bureau information indicating that in 2030, all baby boomers will be older than 65.  One in every five US residents will be a senior … Read more

Join BMC for Mental Health Month in May

May is Mental Health Month. Interestingly, May has been recognized as Mental Health Month since 1949. For 65 years agencies and groups focused on preventing and reducing mental illness and reducing stigma through media, screening, education and local events. According to Mental Health America this year’s theme is #B4Stage4, that is Before Stage Four, focusing … Read more

#Thinspiration: The Dangers of Pro-Eating Disorder Web Content

Statisticbrain.com sites the most popular New Years Resolution for 2014 as “Weight Loss.” Year in and year out there is no resolution more popular than losing weight. Nearly every news program, health magazine, and internet blog has tips listed for how to lose weight or reach fitness goals this year. Comedians even mock the “January … Read more

Winter Sadness – is it Seasonal Affective Disorder?

With the frequent cold spells in Michigan this Winter, it’s not very difficult to feel a little down from the dreary cold weather.  However, for some, this seasonal sadness can turn into a true depression, and is a common mental disorder that afflicts many Americans every year. Last week, Lori from the Birmingham Maple Clinic … Read more

Parenting Advice for the Future: Train, Don’t Just Treat

When people learn my profession as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, specifically my work with teens and their families, I often get the question “So what’s up with kids these days?” The answer I have cultivated over the years goes a little something like this “I think it’s a combination of a sense of … Read more