3 Posts by: "Vanessa Jacoby, Ph.d."



Are You Experiencing Stress or Mental Illness? Here’s How You Can Tell

Are You Experiencing Stress or Mental Illness? Here’s How You Can Tell

My job is all about understanding and helping families through stressful situations. My clients often worry that their reaction isn’t “normal.” I tell them, “Your reaction is likely not only normal, but healthy.”
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Transitioning From a Service Member to Veteran or Retiree: Challenges That Military-Connected Families Face and How to Overcome Them

Transitioning From a Service Member to Veteran or Retiree: Challenges That Military-Connected Families Face and How to Overcome Them

I hear often that transitioning out of the military was just as hard (and sometimes even harder!) than the transitions the families experienced throughout the deployment cycle. Being an active-duty military family can bring a sense of stability and belongingness to the military community.
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How to Talk With Children About COVID-19

How to Talk With Children About COVID-19

You may be tempted to avoid talking to your kids about the coronavirus because they are “too young to understand.” However, there are ways you can talk with your children about almost any difficult subject, including COVID-19.
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