During these challenging times, anxiety, fear and depression are not uncommon emotions to experience. We are not comfortable in the unknown or with social distancing. Therefore, I am offering free 30-minute counseling sessions by phone, Facetime or Skype from March 30, 2020 to April 31, 2020.
How can you stop your thoughts from controlling your days and nights? It’s not as difficult as you might imagine. It takes a commitment, time and money if you choose to hire a therapist.
Reprinted from Huffington Post | May 20, 2014 By Joan E. Childs On July 2, 1998, my beautiful 34-year-old daughter, Pam, a Ph.D. and clinical social worker, leaped to her death from a 15th-story window. Although her death gave every appearance of suicide, her executioner was her Bipolar 1 disorder. By the time she passed, […]
Why do people choose suicide? Is it always a conscious choice? The answer is not simple. When we know that self preservation is the strongest human need, how can we understand and explain the answer to this very complex question?
I read the blog written by Liza Long with heartfelt sympathy and interest. I too am a mother recovering from the loss of a daughter who suffered from mental illness.
Angel to Remember She was breathtakingly beautiful, brilliant and bewitching! She was passionate, powerful and precocious. Her power to heal transcended anyone’s imagination.
I am excited to share some great news and a sneak peak with all my readers. One of the reasons you haven’t heard from me for a while is because I’ve been busy launching my career as a professional speaker. My most recent presentation at Barry University where I spoke to the students and […]
If you didn’t get the chance to read our latest Q&A with Joan E. Childs, Author, and Inspirational Speaker, here is your chance to read all about it! BookMarketingBuzzBlog A unique blog dedicated to covering the worlds of book publishing and the news media, revealing creative ideas, practical strategies, interesting stories, and provocative opinions. Along […]
Please check out Darline Pistocchi’s article as posted by the Hollywood Gazette http://www.hollywoodgazette.com/wp/index.php/why-did-she-jump-hollywood-mom-shares-her-daughters-battle-with-bipolar-disorder/ Joan E. Childs has been in private practice as a psychotherapist (LCSW) for nearly 40 years in Broward and Dade counties. She is also a resident of Hollywood for the past fourteen years living in West Lake Village and the mother of five. […]
Joan grabs her audience with her compelling story of a great family struck in the heart by her daughters’ suicide. Joan’s passion for helping families to understand mental illness really shows. We learned that no matter what we do, the risk of losing a child with mental illness is an ever-present danger. Kathy Kaether […]