emotional wellness

Dawn shares her thoughts on various topics through her Emotional Wellness column, published in the Middletown Transcript each month.


View past columns on the Middletown Transcript site or find them below.

November 27, 2015

“Never let the things you want make you forget the things you have.”

~ unknown

Gratitude, appreciation, thankfulness.  Many of us, in the weeks leading up to our Thanksgiving meals, have been more aware of what we have to be thankful for.  This is great of course, but w...

August 28, 2015

September means different things to different people: the end of summer, the first weeks of school, pool closings, or apple picking. But for millions of people, September is one of many intense times of remembrance for loved ones who have died by suicide because it is...

June 26, 2015

So you’ve been thinking about starting therapy.  Good for you!  It’s nice to take care of yourself, isn’t it?  Never thought about it? Read on, it’s ok. I used to be surprised when June rolled around and my phone and email would “blow up”.  I’ve come to realize what an...

May 29, 2015

On June 14th, two Climb Out of the Darkness™ events will take place in Delaware, part of a worldwide effort to raise awareness of maternal mental illnesses such as postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety & OCD, postpartum PTSD, and more.  Because of my own stage of l...

May 1, 2015

Two years ago in May I wrote my first column titled “Mental  Health for Everyone”, addressing mental health conditions and encouraging destigmatization.  For 66 years, May has been recognized as Mental Health Month by national organization Mental Health America, focuse...

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