Improving Mental Health for Teens and Adults

Over the holidays I had the rare pleasure of having my son help me bake cookies for a Christmas cookie exchange. It was rare not only because I never bake, but also because he’s 16 years old, and although he is accommodating with chores, getting him to help in the kitchen is like pulling teeth. Perhaps seeing cookies in his future, he was surprisingly happy to help this time. Music was playing and our hands were full of dough when in a very nonchalant manner, he said his best friend’s girlfriend was in the hospital after trying to commit suicide.