About Valerie

Valerie Hebert is the Coordinator for the Child, Youth & Family Liaison Team with NAMI San Diego. She is the team member with tech wizardry, artistic backbone and a Lived Experience mentor, and she loves the work she does!

Trouble Focusing with ADHD? Try Listening to Music

Listening to music can have a range of effects on your health. Maybe it boosts your mood when you’re feeling down or energizes you during a workout. For some, listening to music also helps with maintaining focus. This has led some to wonder whether music can help people who have ADHD, which can cause

By | 2019-05-21T09:47:34-07:00 May 21st, 2019|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

5 Mental Health Tips for the Tired Millennial

Start looking after your mental health from the comfort of your own home with these five tips. The notion of millennials being exhausted to the point of burnout isn’t anything new. Between the stress of social media, the gig economy, and living in a world that feels increasingly more uncertain, it’s little surprise that

By | 2019-05-16T10:22:11-07:00 May 15th, 2019|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

People Like Me: Living Well with MDD

For someone living with major depressive disorder (MDD), it’s normal to feel alone, isolated, and just, well, deserted by others. On top of this, recent research has shown that loneliness is tied to genetics and the environment — a finding that can be depressing in and of itself. But you’re not alone: Close to

By | 2019-05-10T13:22:04-07:00 April 30th, 2019|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

How Do I Bring More Mindfulness Into My Life?

A simple guide to be mindful throughout the day—whether you're washing the dishes, eating a snack, or sitting down to meditate. Have you ever started eating an ice cream cone, taken a lick or two, then noticed all you had was a sticky napkin in your hand? Or been going somewhere and arrived at

By | 2019-05-10T13:20:39-07:00 April 16th, 2019|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

A Sincere Letter from Me to You

Dear You: I hope you are doing well. No…scratch that. I hope you are doing wonderfully. In fact, I hope you are as happy as you can possibly be. Are you? My guess is you’re not. You might be somewhat happy, or you might be pretty happy some of the time…but as happy as

By | 2019-04-10T09:13:49-07:00 March 28th, 2019|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

What To Do if You’re Worried About Suicide

What do you do when you’re worried that a child might be feeling suicidal? First and foremost, it’s important that you talk to him about your concerns in a calm, non-accusatory manner. Sometimes when parents are very worried, they end up saying, “Don’t think this way,” or “You shouldn’t feel that way,” and they

By | 2019-03-13T14:53:06-07:00 March 13th, 2019|Categories: Blog|0 Comments