Before COVID-19, our holiday planning felt fraught with complicated family dynamics, lost loved ones and what now feel like frivolous high-stakes decisions as whether to cook the stuffing inside the bird or if homemade cranberry sauce is better than canned. We agonized over long car rides and uncomfortable sleeper sofas. But we also looked forward […]

The holidays are often among the most joyous and dreaded times of year. We vacillate between savoring food and company versus binging on food and waiting for company to leave. Togetherness and loneliness, appreciating loved ones and missing those not present—if you find yourself seeking some balance amongst such extremes, cultivating gratitude may be worth […]

A new law in Vermont allows youth to consent for outpatient mental health treatment without parental involvement. Find out more about the new law and what it means from David Rettew, MD, child psychiatrist at the UVM Medical Center. Watch the video or read the transcript that follows. WCAX: Welcome back, everyone, mental health continues […]