Erin Lawler Patterson

I Blog About: Addiction, ADHDDepression, Anxiety, Anger Management, Rape, Self-Harm

Related Conditions: Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Anxiety, OCDPersonality Disorders

I’m a mom, world traveller and high school addictions counselor. I love to surf, road trip and take any chance I can to soak in nature. My bucket list is to hit 50 countries by 50. Right now I’m hovering at 42…it’ll happen.

The globe and the thousands of students I’ve worked with over the years have been my greatest form of education. My faith and life’s work have only reinforced how fragile life is and how important it is to give back, love others and leave an imprint on the hearts of others.

I’m excited to focus on issues of that impact our hearts and minds ranging from mental health, substances, relationships, travel and life. Thanks for checking out my blog and I hope you’ll stick around!

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Goodness Chick is focused on relaying relevant issues that pertain to teens, family dynamics as well as addressing mental health issues.


Knowledge is power. Whether it be depression, prescription pill addiction or the challenges of being a single parent; each of us face our own challenges. When we collaborate the journey seems less daunting. Let’s do this!

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22 Nov 2017

Did you know how substance abuse risks decrease when teens have natural highs? Kids face a whole lot of stress and angst when it comes to peer pressure and whether or not to use substances. To use the old, “Just say no,” will not only be met with a r...

22 Nov 2017

Did you know that how we, as parents, view mental health is an important factor in our kids wellness? Our opinion on the validity of mental health and the importance or lack of importance bear great weight. How so? It impacts how willing our young pe...

21 Jul 2017

From the time we can walk there are blaring messages of being DRUG FREE and signing contracts to JUST SAY NO before you even know what a contract is. We are in a war when it comes to addiction. We want our kids to remain drug free. The reality is tha...

11 Jul 2017

In the nineties the drug war was on and in full force. There were countless commercials, posters and text books depicting the face of an addict. There was a definitive look. Junkies were depicted living under bridges and pan handling on street corner...

11 Jul 2017

Leftovers are cleared out and we have started to switch gears as we head into the holiday season. As November comes to a close and December is at our doorstep, the next few weeks can be a wonderful, angst-ridden, fascinating time of year for many. It...

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