The world has changed dramatically over the course of 2020. We are in the midst of a global pandemic, which has caused concerns around our livelihoods and the state of the economy. We have new fears about access to PPE and life-saving medical equipment. How we interact...

June 23, 2020

In Playmore & Prosper’s first blog post in our series about resilience, Rob Winkler defined resilience as “the ability to endure, and even thrive, in the face of adversity because of internal and external resources.” These resources help protect us against negative lif...

The current COVID-19 pandemic has us on an unprecedented journey through difficult conditions filled with challenge and anxiety. As we all do our best and pray for solutions to be identified and available, we have a common human trait to strengthen us along the way: re...

May 4, 2020

It’s incredibly common for kids to have anxiety: in fact, anxiety is one of the most prevalent mental health conditions for kids! Anxiety presents in a lot of different ways: It can look like worrying, panic, trouble sleeping, and even anger. Anxiety can be quiet: you...

April 13, 2020

It’s time to focus on empowerment and hope. In today’s climate of fear and uncertainty about COVID-19, there is a major component missing in the narrative being circulated. In our race to gather supplies, socially distance ourselves and wash hands and surfaces more pru...

March 16, 2020

COVID-19 is constantly making the news everywhere we look. And we’ve all heard the advice from the CDC. Wash your hands for 20 seconds, don’t touch your face, avoid contact with people who are sick. The list goes on. But what about our mental health?

With schools closin...

January 6, 2020

Parents often have mixed feelings when their child is diagnosed with a mental health condition. On one hand, it can be a relief that your child will be getting help. On the other hand, there’s a lot of stigma about mental health conditions – and people, especially kids...

July 25, 2019

Adult coloring books have been a fad in the psychological community for a few years. At first, I wasn’t sure if I bought the idea behind the fad—that coloring books help reduce anxiety and even anger. The idea seemed a little ridiculous to me: as an adult, why would I...