A Little About Me and My Blog…

Hi, I’m Lisa. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Kids & Mental Health is a long time in coming. I’ve been writing about pregnancy, parenting, children, education and health as both a freelance writer and paid staffer for about a decade. However, after gaining recent personal experience with this issue, this blog has moved to the forefront.

I’m planning to mix real-time information and studies on kids’ mental health with a philosophical and humorous bent. Make sense? Practical? I hope so. I’d love to have your comments and questions and form a tight community around this important issue as I move forward with this blog.

Want to connect offline? Visit my editorial and communications web site or write to me at:  lisahotta (at) gmail.com.

19 responses to “A Little About Me and My Blog…

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  2. Looking forward to your posts! Only wish the kid’s face in your photo on the top wasn’t cut off…?

  3. I think you should investigate/talk about/post about when does a child need outside help? What’s the difference between behavior issues vs. mental health issues?

  4. I think this is going to be a very important and timely blog. Thanks for allowing us to comment and join in the conversation.

  5. Lisa, really looking forward to regularily visiting your blog: )

  6. Hi Lisa. I just checked your blog out for the first time, liking the insights and the dialogue being created. I personally love the picture of you daughter, I think it’s very artistic! Her smiling eyes tell the whole story.

  7. Jan’s suggestions are the ones that came to my mind…I wonder (now two of three of my kids are adults): did I ruin them? Did I not do enough? Did I miss something? I worry.

  8. Thanks for your comments, Meghan, Penny and Barb.
    @Penny – My child’s smiling eyes thank you.
    @Barb – Yes, I think we all worry about “the parenting effect” from time to time.
    @Meg – Thank you. I really appreciate that.

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  10. I am so glad the Blogathon introdcued us! I’ll be following and learning. Thanks for your honest conversation!

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  12. Stephanie Murphy

    Parents, Doctors, and Pediatricians, Let’s Unite!
    As a current college student majoring in health science, I recognize that the youth of today will need the guidance of other health science college graduates in the future. After a very informative presentation, I have been convinced that mental health screenings for school aged children could not only be beneficial to the health of younger children, but also may be necessary to ensure they lead productive and sane lives into their adult years.
    Mental health assessments can be useful for school aged children by engaging the youth in an array of strategies that can simultaneously address their educational, emotional, behavioral, and developmental needs. Although historically, school-based mental health services were provided primarily to students qualified for special education services, an expansion is necessary to incorporate mental health screening and social services for all students as part of their coordinated school health program.
    I strongly believe that if children were given a yearly mental health screening from age six, many of their futures could be significantly impacted from a positive perspective. Children go through many family issues from early stages in life. Examples include divorce, death, poverty and stress. Why should we wait until they reach middle or high school to begin assisting them in addressing these issues? With such a long wait, children are forced to deal with their feelings on their own. Not everyone is capable, especially young children in knowing the correct approach in dealing with stressful situations. I wholeheartedly believe there are more benefits to this proposal and I strongly encourage the teachers and pediatricians of today to join together to make this a nationwide change.

  13. Fantastic blog! Oh how I wish my mental health problems could have been picked up and addressed when I was a child. I’ve recently been diagnosed as Bipolar. But I know I’ve had some form of mental illness since I was 11.
    I look forward to reading your blog! Karen x

  14. Heya i am for the first time here. I came across this board and I find It truly useful & it helped me out much. I am hoping to provide something again and help others like you helped me.

  15. Love your blog. Such an important topic, and the variety here is excellent. I look forward to reading more.

  16. Thank you so much, SlightlyManicMommy, Kids Social and Grief Happens. I really, really appreciate your kind comments. Please visit often and keep in touch with comments and questions.

  17. This is a really great study for me, Ought to admit that you just are a single of the best bloggers I ever saw.Thanks for posting this informative post.

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