Category: Mental Health

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Personal Boundaries and Why You Need Them

Personal boundaries and why you need them.

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Strategies for Parenting Children with ADHD

Tips for how to engage in positive parenting for children with ADHD.

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Managing the “Sunday Scaries”

Tips for how to manage the Sunday Scaries or Sunday Blues.

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Q&A: How to Give Your Partner Space When They’re Stressed

Tips for how to give your partner space when they are stressed.

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COVID and Child Abuse

2020 has been filled with many unforeseen and unpredictable challenges, many of which have not changed in 2021. Rising unemployment, school closures, stay at home orders, social isolation, financial strain, food insecurity, and many more struggles have affected millions of children and their families. These stressors all contribute to an increase in stress which unfortunately increases risk of family violence including intimate partner violence … Read More COVID and Child Abuse

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5 Tips for Promoting Independence in Children

It is not unusual for anxious children to avoid or withdraw from new or unfamiliar experiences. There is often an assumption by the child and from others that they are less capable than other children. However, it’s important to not mistake an aversion to acquiring new skills to lacking the ability to do so. What might be happening is that the child may feel … Read More 5 Tips for Promoting Independence in Children

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Collaborative Care with Mental Health

If you or a loved one has sought out mental health services recently, you are painfully aware of the long wait times to see a mental health professional. Depending on the resources in a particular area people can wait from weeks to months before seeing someone. For some the wait is too long which leads to poor outcomes like unnecessary suffering, suicide attempt, completed … Read More Collaborative Care with Mental Health

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7 Simple Money Tips You Can Actually Use

While it may be true that money cannot buy you happiness… it can make your life a lot easier when used appropriately or exponentially harder if used irresponsibly. If your financial situation needs a makeover, try these few small changes and watch those dollar signs add up. Track your spending It is so easy to overspend if you have no idea where your money … Read More 7 Simple Money Tips You Can Actually Use

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How to Explain Anxiety to Someone Close to You

There is no “right” time to tell someone you care about that you live with anxiety. It will likely happen when the time feels right, and when there is a level of trust between you that allows for an open conversation. When you do decide to talk to your partner about your anxiety, be sure to take the time the discussion deserves. This is … Read More How to Explain Anxiety to Someone Close to You

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5 Tips For Handling Difficult Conversations With Children

2020 was an immense challenge for children and their families, and the start of 2021 has also been rocky. Many of us were hopeful about the New Year being a lighter, happier, and less difficult year but there is still much turmoil in this country which is hard to ignore. The struggle facing many parents is how to raise children in this environment, and … Read More 5 Tips For Handling Difficult Conversations With Children

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental condition that is characterized by a persistent pattern of symptoms that interfere with social and occupational/academic functioning. ADHD begins in childhood, and to meet criteria for the diagnosis onset of symptoms must be before the age of 12 years, and symptoms must be present in more than one setting (e.g., home and school). There are 3 … Read More Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

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How Meghan Markle Discussing Mental Health Can Help Others

For anyone who has yet to watch the Oprah interview with Meghan and Harry that aired on March 7, 2021 on CBS, please do. There are so many lessons to be learned and shared. One of the most remarkable pieces of the interview was when Meghan discussed the painful experience of living with suicidal thoughts. All while feeling forced to put on a happy smile … Read More How Meghan Markle Discussing Mental Health Can Help Others