Believe It or Not, Coloring is Therapeutic!

Guest Post Written by: Dana C. Love, Author and Survivor When I felt no one could understand what I was going through, and I felt alone during the difficult times in my life, coloring helped me to cope and to heal. I’ve experienced childhood sexual abuse and domestic violence. I’ve had to have surgery to […]

The Shame of Suicide

By Leslie Scott, MSSA, LSW, CTP-C, Professional Development Coordinator One thing I have learned from years as a social worker is that suicide is shameful. People surrounded by those who have died by suicide, almost died by suicide, or contemplated suicide feel a sense of shame. This shame stems from misnomers and stigma. Society also […]

World Suicide Prevention Day

Suicide is never an easy topic to discuss, whether with clients, friends, or yourself. But that conversation can also be the reason someone doesn’t follow through with a plan or learns about suicide, so they can spread information to other youth. Here are some much needed tips for successful conversations with youth about suicide. Starting […]

Building a Happy Classroom: For You and Your Students

By Leslie Scott, MSSA, LSW, CTP-C, Professional Development Coordinator With the start of a new school year, comes new school supplies, new students, new teachers, and lots of new emotions. Emotions that often express themselves in the classroom. Sometimes this is excitement, joy, and relief. Sometimes this is anger, worry, or loneliness. As a teacher, […]

Community Support Partners: City Year Columbus

Back-to-School Mental Health Checklist

  This is a blog post from Nationwide Children’s On Our Sleeves the movement to transform children’s mental health. Changing schedules. Supply lists. Forms to fill out. New teachers to meet. Heading back to school can be exciting, yet stressful. We’re here to help you get organized and reduce your feelings of anxiety and stress. Our […]

The Impact of Homelessness on Achieving a High School Diploma

One of the greatest barriers to achieving a high school degree can be unstable housing and homelessness. According to the 2019 Building a Grad Nation Report, the national high school graduation rate for all students has increased from 71% in 2001 to nearly 85% in 2017. In comparison, only 78% of low-income students and 64% […]

PRIDE – Everyone is welcome at Huck House

10 Steps to Support Mental Health

By Leslie Scott, MSSA LSW CTP-C My name is Leslie and I am the new Professional Development Coordinator at Huck House. I have been with Huck House since 2016, as a crisis counselor and an intern. I have been a licensed social worker in Ohio since 2015 but have over six years’ experience working in […]

Nationwide Children’s Hospital – On Our Sleeves

May is Mental Health Awareness Month One in five children in the United States has a mental health condition. That’s one in five children in a homeroom class, on a baseball team or on the street where you live. That child, in fact, may be your own. But there’s HOPE. Helping our children’s mental health […]