Wellness & Prevention: Coming Together4Teens

The Wellness & Prevention Center will host Together4Teens at Capistrano Valley High School in Mission Viejo on Oct. 1. Youth and local organizations plan this event to bring awareness to the pressures that teens face today and to provide resources for parents and teens who support family wellness.

Wellness & Prevention: Back to School for Teens

Another summer has come to an end, and for parents of teens, that means getting their students back into a routine of healthy sleep habits, homework and studying, as well as other extracurricular activities. This transition period can be tough, but Susan Parmelee of the Wellness & Prevention Center this month has a few tips on how to offer proper support, positive encouragement, and appropriate guidance.

Health & Nutrition 101: When Life Hands You Lemons

After contracting COVID-19 and being confined to a bedroom for a seven-day quarantine period, Gina Cousineau understands a little bit more about the negative implications that isolation can have on mental health. In her latest Health & Nutrition 101 column, she encourages readers to always keep in mind and reach out to others who may be experiencing isolation and loneliness, as it can do a world of good for both that person and your soul.