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Why the Latest School Shooting Shows the Need for Both Mental Health Services and Gun Control Measures

The recent school shooting in Highland Ranch, Colorado prompted the community there to gather in a vigil to recall the heroism of one student who perished tackling the shooter, another fellow student. At one point during the vigil, the assembly…

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7 Ways to Cope When Headline News Makes You Fear for Your Children’s Well-Being

Author Alison Bell on a drive thinking about headline news and the fear of her children's well-being.

by Alison Bell  The 5 Highway from Los Angeles to the Bay Area is a lonely stretch of asphalt.  Something about the mile after mile of desolated landscape seems to unlock every anxiety floating in the back of your brain….

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How to Reassure Your Children in the Wake of the South Pasadena High Shooting Plot

By Alison Bell The day has finally arrived. My “ baby boy,” the youngest of three, is about to start high school. I envisioned this as a poignant time full of back-to-school shopping, lively discussions of his fall schedule and…

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