Yearly Archives: 2016

There’s an app for everything, and there are plenty of health related apps for exercise and diet — as well as mental health apps. offers a list of their top 10 mental health apps: Two popular apps that are free include Optimism and Pacifica. offers a group of self-tracking […]

There’s an App for That

MindMatters is an Australian mental health initiative for schools, and offers different methodologies that could be adopted in Oakland.   The goal of MindMatters is to improve the mental health and well being of children and adolescents. They have a framework that gives structure, guidance, and support, while enabling schools to […]

MindMatters Down Under

Everyone may not have the time to attend classes that provide hands-on training, detailed instructions, and recognized certifications – but everyone has 20 minutes to become knowledgeable in the basics of first aid – both physical and mental. Mental CPR has partnered with mental health professionals to offer a 20 […]

20 Minutes, Save a Life

The benefits of sports psychology have been well known to many professional athletes and teams, and that trend continues in soccer- especially with teams in Europe where many would say the fans could also benefit from some psychological guidance. Sports psychology has grown into a major niche industry, and it’s […]

Soccer Psychology

LetsTalkOakland has taken the pledge on to promote awareness and understanding of the 5 signs by coordinating with residents, schools, volunteer organizations and businesses of Oakland, NJ. ChangeDirection shares the same values and concerns of LetsTalkOakland in “creating a culture in which mental health optimization is valued and achievable”. […]

We Took the Pledge

One of the greatest benefits of living in Oakland is ready access to parks, woods, the Ramapo River, and the feeling of freedom that comes with an abundance of open space. Recent research has confirmed what many have already known, that exposure to nature and “green settings” can improve ones […]

Greens Beat Blues