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How to Help Children Cope in a Time of Crisis

It seems like we are constantly bombarded with pictures, videos, and “breaking news” of violence.
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GRATITUDE: HOW TO PRACTICE

Much of what we have learned about the science of Positive Psychology originated in the world’s various spiritual and wisdom traditions that supported the world’s population for millennia,
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Helping Children Prepare for Hurricane Season

Preparing children for hurricane season includes talking to and involving them in the process.  Rather than attempting to deny, minimize or dismiss hurricane fears
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2+2 = 4 may not always be the best way to solve the problem

Have you ever wondered what mental health has to do with relationships?  People in their interactions with others often talk about their partner and what they have done wrong
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Overcoming The Stigma of Mental Health

It’s an unfortunate but sad reality – sex and violence in the media is deemed more appropriate than talking about mental health in this country.
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Cyberbullying

Teenagers live a lot of their life online.  Texting is the preferred mode of conversation, exceeding talking on the phone for today's teens.
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Mental Health Courts

Once again, people are talking about establishing a Mental Health Court. Good!  And we should all support this endeavor.   
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Why is it So Hard for My Child to Fall Asleep and Stay Asleep?

After a long day at work, caring for your children, and completing household duties, most parents look forward to the evening when they can put their children to bed and have a little “me” time.
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Writing for Your Heart’s Health

Did you know that writing expressively about an upsetting event for just 15 minutes a day can improve your health?  Studies have shown that people who wrote about traumatic memories visited the doctor 43% less often than people who didn’t write or who wrote about superficial topics (Pennebaker & Beall, 1986).  Shortly after writing for...
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