Continuing our Mental Health Month theme, I’m introducing a four-part series (this is part 1) on how to talk to your kids about drugs and why drugs are so bad for them from a mental health perspective.
You’ve probably seen this topic addressed before—maybe even a lot.… Read the rest
May is Mental Health Month, which gives parents and grandparents an excellent opportunity to talk to your teens about how smoking marijuana and dabbing (inhaling the vapors of high-THC marijuana extracts) affects their mental health.
People like to joke about stoners still living in their mom’s basement at age 29, but the effects of marijuana go way beyond the classic stoner stereotypes.… Read the rest
Dr. Lorna M. Breen, a top ER doctor who treated virus patients in a Manhattan hospital, recently died by suicide. According to her father, her job treating Coronavirus patients in an overwhelming wave killed her.
During this pandemic, your own employees may be experiencing similar stress, anxiety, and even severe depression.… Read the rest
I’m delighted to announce that through your contributions to our new nonprofit, Johnny’s Ambassadors, JOHNNY has come to life as a cartoon and is ready to do something important in this world! Our mission is to educate parents and teens about the dangers of adolescent substance abuse and help parents have conversations with their children.… Read the rest
I woke with a start. It was 1:03 AM on Thursday, November 20, 2019. I reached over to pick up the phone, fully expecting to see Johnny’s name on the screen again, and instead, it said Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.… Read the rest
To some women, Mother’s Day can bring sadness, because they lost a child to natural causes, an accident, an illness, a crime, or to suicide. Women struggling to conceive can also experience feelings of unworthiness or isolation on Mother’s Day. So Bereaved Mother’s Day honors these women’s painful feelings.… Read the rest
We are excited to announce on 4/7/20, Johnny’s Ambassadors, Inc. filed IRS Form 1023, Application for Recognition of Exemption Under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The submission of this application allows us to function as a nonprofit until we receive the IRS designation.… Read the rest
When my forever 19-year-old son, Johnny, was a young boy, he and I had a “secret” that we kept to ourselves. I told him God told me when he was born he was going to do something really important in this world.… Read the rest
It was the middle-of-the-night knock on the door that every parent with a teenager fears: the police. But the call wasn’t to bail out an adolescent who got in trouble. Instead, it was the grim news that Johnny Stack, age 19, was dead.… Read the rest