There’s a wise old saying that goes, “Into every life, a little rain must fall.” Since the beginning of this year, America has experienced a figurative typhoon. History will remember 2020 as an annus horribilis during which the COVID-19 pandemic killed hundreds of thousands worldwide and sickened millions, damaging our economy in the process.… Read the rest
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
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
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
Our forever 19-year-old son, Johnny, died by suicide three months ago today. He would have been 20 on Feb. 7. We still miss him terribly but are putting one foot in front of the other. Thank you to those who continue to check on us and offer support and comfort.… Read the rest
Johnny Stack was born on February 7, 2000 and died by suicide on November 20, 2019 at the age of 19. He was an incredibly intelligent, funny, charming, handsome young man, which you can see in his tribute video. We are a regular suburban family that did regular family things.… Read the rest