Mental Health

Help us build the first sensory park in our region

  Please consider contributing to Glade Run as we crowd source funding to build the Glade Run Sensory Park & Playground, a unique outdoor play and recreation space designed to meet the sensory needs of children with autism spectrum disorders, but able to be enjoyed by all children and families. For...

The Bubble

It would happen like this. My husband and I were in the kitchen after dinner, scooping leftovers into plastic bowls and loading the dishwasher while one or two of our kids cleared the table. Carter, five at the time and our youngest child, came into the kitchen too, maybe trying...

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Reports: Zelienople development to be inclusive of those with autism

“Glade Run Lutheran Services is hoping the future apartments at its Zelienople campus will provide a unique neighborhood of tenants who are engaged with their neighbors and community. A portion of the apartments will be designed to meet the sensory needs of young adults with autism. “There is just nothing...

“Tiny Brain Clumps Offer New Clues into the Cause of Autism”

Technology Review reports: Brain “organoids” made from the stem cells of autism patients could help researchers determine the factors that lead to the disorder. “The work, published today, illustrates the value of using three-dimensional brain structures, which re-create natural conditions more accurately than traditional two-dimensional cell cultures, to investigate the physical...

St. Stephen’s Recognized for PBIS Program

On May 27 and 28, St. Stephen’s Academy sent five educators to the annual PBIS Implementer’s Forum in Hershey, Pennsylvania. This year’s conference had over 1300 educators in attendance from schools throughout our great state. St. Stephen’s was recognized for the second consecutive year for implementing it Positive Behavior Intervention...

9 things I wish people understood about anxiety

Kady Morrison’s article on Vox talks about common misconceptions about anxiety. In it, she points out: “…the most important thing I wish everyone knew about anxiety, and about mental health issues in general: if you know someone with anxiety and you want to help them, ask them what would be helpful, ideally...

10 Common Warning Signs of a Mental Illness

10 common warning signs of a mental illness*: • Feeling very sad or withdrawn for more than 2 weeks (e.g., crying regularly, feeling fatigued, feeling unmotivated). • Seriously trying to harm or kill oneself or making plans to do so. • Severe out-of-control, risk-taking behaviors that can cause harm to self or others. • Sudden...