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LGBTQ+ Mental Health: How to Help and Support Each Other

Break out your rainbow flags and gather your glitter. It’s Pride Month, ya’ll! For those who might not know, the first pride parade was a riot. On June 28th, 1969, the local police raided the Stonewall Inn, an underground LGBTQ+ bar in the Greenwich Village section of Manhattan. Following numerous incidents of harassment and violence …

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Parenthood and Mental Health: Keeping You and the Kids Healthy

Parenthood and Mental Health: Keeping You and the Kids Healthy

Ah, parenthood! The glorious time when our lives revolve around the demands and needs of another human being!  Some of us may find ourselves deep into this journey, others may just be starting. I know I am dating myself here, but when I hear “parenthood “, my mind immediately flashes back to the 1989 comedy …

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How to Help a Suicidal Friend Over Text: Modern Mental Health

How to Help a Suicidal Friend Over Text: Modern Mental Health

As you begin reading, please know: The National Suicide Prevention Line is available 24/7 in both English and Spanish. They are available by phone and chat at 800-273-8255. There have been so many advances in technology over the years. It seems like once the internet was born, then came along computers and cell phones, and …

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How to Deal With Relationship Stress This Valentine’s Day

How to Deal With Relationship Stress This Valentine’s Day

Here it comes again! The annual day of celebrating relationships and love with cards, candy, and flowers. We’re talking about Valentine’s Day. It may be a holiday of fun, excitement, and love for some; however, it can also highlight for many people the stress of being in a relationship. But don’t worry! Let’s figure out …

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Upside-Down Energy: Exploring The Nurtured Heart Approach

Upside-Down Energy: Exploring The Nurtured Heart Approach

Created by Howard Glasser in the early 1990s, the Nurtured Heart Approach (NHA) is a widely-applied method that has changed the lives of caregivers, teachers, mental health professionals, and the “kiddos” they are caring for.  This relationship-based approach was originally developed when working with behaviorally, emotionally, socially, or academically challenged. Keep reading to learn more …

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Managing Mental Health and the Holidays: Lessons Learned from the Rose Family

Managing Mental Health and the Holidays: Lessons Learned from the Rose Family

We know what you’re thinking: what does Schitt’s Creek have to do with mental health and the holidays? Let us explain. If you’ve ever watched the Netflix comedy Schitt’s Creek, you’ve met the ever so fascinating, highly entertaining, and loveable Rose family: Johnny, Moira, David, and Alexis.  As the previously wealthy Rose family finds themselves …

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Finding Fall Comfort When Struggling With Anxiety and Season Change

It’s back-to-school season! Over the years, there was always excitement over choosing new backpacks, lunch bags, and school clothes.  We anticipated the sound of buses in the morning and prepared lunches for the busy days ahead.  However, this school year is anything but typical. As a result of the pandemic, many children and parents alike …

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Telepsychiatry: The Technology That Continues to Beat COVID

COVID-19 radically transformed our society and health care systems. Overnight, psychiatrists’ and doctor’s doors were shut and hospitals were beyond full capacity. Uncertainty overwhelmed millions as social distancing and isolation became the new normal. What were patients to do if the psychiatric and mental health services they needed were unavailable to them? Thankfully, telepsychiatry was …

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Supporting Relationships Through Family Therapy

Whether you are a service provider, educator, caregiver, or family member, we have all seen how the mental health of a child can impact the functioning of an entire family. Despite this powerful firsthand experience, we often find ourselves in situations where treatment focuses on the struggles of the young person without considering the whole …

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