Author Archives: Laurie

Anxiety Does Not Get Better

Sometimes we are able to ‘out grow’ fears, such as a childhood fear of the dark. Unfortunately, that is not always the case and when anxiety goes untreated, little by little, it can narrow a persons life down till they … Continue reading

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The Many Faces of ADHD

Oh I know, when we hear the word ADHD we see in our minds-eye that little boy fidgeting and fussing and getting into everything. In some cases that is a very accurate picture, but you may not notice the same … Continue reading

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What is Psychosocial Rehabilitation???

Through work with horses, Nevada Equine Assisted Therapy provides social, emotional and behavioral growth and learning as well as a mental health intervention called Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR), but what the heck is that?! I found this really good explanation and … Continue reading

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A Link Between Technology and Depression?

We have all seen it. A child, a teen, or even an adult who seems unable to walk away from the computer/cell phone or other electronic device. I think most of us already recognize that this is a problem. The … Continue reading

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Holiday Challenges for Those with Special Needs

Yes, it is the season! So many wonderful events. School programs, family get-togethers, special events, snow and time off from our daily routines. So much excitement, yet so many opportunities for things to go badly! These can be challenging times … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk Honestly About Mental Health

Come on. Let’s be honest. All of us know someone, a family member, a friend, a coworker, a child in the neighborhood, who is living with a mental health issue. It may be something mild that is managed by interventions … Continue reading

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10th Leading Cause of Death in the US

Suicide. It is a heartbreaking statistic. Men, women, teens and children are taking their lives at an alarming rate. Our family, our friends, our neighbors, our coworkers and people we pass on the street. And it is happening all across … Continue reading

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Interesting New Research on Autism

I’m always fascinated by the new information that is discovered about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). What has become more and more evident is that there is not just one explanation.  The more we know the better we are able to … Continue reading

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ADHD and Sensory Processing Issues

If you ask most people what the symptoms of ADHD are, you are likely to get a lot of input about not being able to sit still, blurting out information, constantly moving, lack of focus and probably impulsive behaviors. You … Continue reading

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A Combination of Mental Health Issues

For many people, it is not just one mental health issue they are dealing with. The issues can ‘tag team’ you till you feel just completely overwhelmed. In this Forbes piece by author Amulya Malladi, she shares her experience of … Continue reading

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