A Little About Me and My Blog…

Lisa professional picHi, I’m Lisa. Thanks for visiting my blog.

So, Me… I am the parent of two children, one a ‘tween and one a teen. I hold university degrees from two recognized Canadian universities. For the past four years, I have been employed as the communications director for a large religious organization based in Toronto.

And… I am also a published writer who has researched and written about health, parenting, children, education and development as a freelance writer and paid staffer for over two decades. I was also a member of the parent advisory committee and a working sub-committee for Kinark Child & Family Services which services much of the GTA and south-eastern Ontario.

While I’ve always had a keen interest in all of these subject areas, after gaining personal experience with children’s mental health, this blog moved to the forefront.

About you: 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.

Please note: I am not a medical professional and that all content on this blog is of my own opinion or that of my guests/interviewees. As well, as I am Canadian, some of the material and resources will be geared to local and regional audiences but many of the topics I cover are universal.

Want to connect? Feel free to reach out to me any time by email:

lisa.tabachnick (at) gmail.com.

30 thoughts on “A Little About Me and My Blog…”

  1. 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?

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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.

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  10. Hi Lisa, thanks for visiting my blog and the nice comment. I’m looking forward to reading your posts! I’m passionate about spreading mental health awareness, especially to kids. Take care, Jenny

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