Schools Can Learn from Researchers’ Rat Park

Published by — You want kids off drugs?  Give them places where they can run, swing, discover and have a blast with friends. British journalist Johann Hari definitely upended my assumptions in his piece The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered, and It Is Not What You Think. Hari’s long personal relationship with addictsContinue reading “Schools Can Learn from Researchers’ Rat Park”

There Is No Health Without Mental Health

Published by — Mexicans cultivate family and connection. May is national Mental Health month. Full disclosure:  For years I’ve served on the board of the RI Mental Health Association (RIMHA).  Why?  Because I believe that bar none, the biggest missed opportunity in schools and education is supporting the kids’ AND the adults’ mental health.  After all,Continue reading “There Is No Health Without Mental Health”