Everything Zen

Tai Chi Can Help Prevent Falls and Improve Your Mental Health

The discipline has been around for 3,000 years. Dr. Aihan Kuhn of Sarasota's Tai Chi and Qi Gong Institute shares more.

06/27/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Listening to Black Voices

Dr. Janet Taylor on Generational Trauma and How Racism Affects Mental Health

Taylor, a psychiatrist, is the proprietor of Cognitive Health & Wellness in Sarasota and sees patients at Centerstone of Florida in Bradenton.

06/13/2022 By Heather Dunhill

Feel Your Feelings

Tidewell's New Support Group Helps the LGBTQ+ Community Grieve

The group is free and welcome to people of all ages no matter how long ago they've lost a loved one.

06/06/2022 By Allison Forsyth

From a Psychiatrist

How to Talk to Your Children About School Shootings

"As upsetting as it is to talk about, it's already on the news and social media—they are going to hear about it. It's better that they hear it from their parents and guardians."

05/26/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Mental Moves

The Country's Young People Are Facing a Mental Health Crisis. Here's How a Local Organization Is Helping.

The program called Youth Move Suncoast opened in January and is led by youth, for youth ages 14-29. Weekly support groups, outings and mindfulness classes are held online and in person at NAMI Sarasota-Manatee's locations.

05/19/2022 By Allison Forsyth

You Are Not Alone

NAMI Sarasota Opens Two New Drop-In Locations For Free Mental Health Support

Both South and North county locations offer wellness classes, support groups and connections to higher care through the "You Are Not Alone," or YANA, program.

04/27/2022 By Staff

Health News

SMH Breaks Ground on Behavioral Health Pavilion

The ceremony included remarks from Target Corp. chairman and CEO Brian Cornell, who with his wife Martha donated $10 million to support the pavilion.

03/30/2022 By Staff

Stress Relief

An Art Therapist Shares Five Stress-Relief Exercises You Can Try At Home

Shaw owns Create Flow Heal in downtown Bradenton, where she teaches clients how to relieve stress, anxiety and depression through making art.

03/22/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Mental Health

How Can Culture Change to Accommodate Mental Health In the Pandemic?

Dr. Yidong Gong shared ways culture and mental health intersect, and some ways our culture can positively change to break stigma.

03/21/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Grants

Academy at Glengary Launches Mental Health Re-Engagement Initiative

The funding will support the academy's comprehensive, culturally sensitive approach to county residents seeking mental health recovery.

03/17/2022 By Staff

Your Health Questions Answered

Are You 'Sober Curious'?

This movement arose last year and involves reducing alcoholic intake for the health and mental benefits.

03/09/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Grants

Samaritan Counseling Services Receives $20,000 Grant

The funding comes from the Covid-19 Response Initiative of the Gulf Coast Community Foundation and Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation.

02/16/2022 By Staff

Article

Sunshine from Darkness Names New Executive Director

Marlene Hauck is a longtime nonprofit professional.

02/14/2022 By Staff

Mental Health

NAMI Announces Continuation of Drop-In Program

NAMI's program offers participants the chance to share their experiences and receive support from others.

12/15/2021 By Staff

Sponsored Content

No More “Senior Moments”: Aging Without Alzheimer’s

Functional Neurologist Dr. Garland Glenn of Sarasota's The Carroll Institute talks about inflammation and its impact on cognitive decline.

12/08/2021

Housing

Second Heart Homes Launches New Housing and Support Program for Women

The program is an extension of the nonprofit’s support model for homeless men.

11/04/2021 By Staff

Your Health Questions Answered

How Can We Practice Gratitude This November?

Here are some tips from a Sarasota school psychologist Tara Motzenbecker on the ways you can practice gratitude this month—and all year long.

11/03/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Mental Health

Darryl Strawberry, Steve Ford Will Keynote Sunshine from Darkness Gala

Proceeds from the dinner will benefit the local mental health and addiction services of First Step of Sarasota and The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation.

10/28/2021 By Staff

Health

Can Improv Classes Sharpen Your Mind?

Improvisation classes are not just for actors. Florida Studio Theatre offers improv for anyone looking to improve mental health, cognition and memory.

10/26/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Grants

Second Heart Homes Receives $20,000 Grant from Church of the Redeemer

The funds will be used to repair and refurbish two recently purchased duplexes for 12 homeless women with mental health issues.

10/25/2021 By Staff