Category Archives: Addiction

Not Everyone Experience Depression in the Same Way

My guess is, that when most people think of ‘depression,’ they think of overwhelming sadness and perhaps grief, but this is not how everyone with dealing with depression feels. For many people it is an inner deadness to all feelings. … Continue reading

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Equine Therapy Helps Alleviate PTSD Symptoms

It is very rewarding when new research supports what we know. Working with horses can have a powerful positive impact on the lives of those struggling with PTSD. This Reuters Health News article discusses the results of a new study … Continue reading

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Autism Includes a Serious Risk of Depression

Today we are so much more aware of how we can help kids with autism lead a rich and full life. For many, early interventions lead to much higher functioning and the ability to integrate into mainstream situations. Additionally, most … Continue reading

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Alarming Statistics On Teen Suicide

Teens today face so many challenges. Our world is very demanding and extremely stressful. Demanding schedules, high expectations, increased responsibility and all too often a feeling of being disconnected can all leave a teen feeling overwhelmed. Our teens are taking … Continue reading

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A Very Interesting Look at ADHD

I think most of us would say we are familiar with what ADHD is. We probably picture a little boy running wild, unable to sit still, disrupting a classroom and just plain tearing things up.  I would also guess that … Continue reading

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When You Are Feeling Anxious

A big test. Talking with the boss about a raise. The first day at school. Moving to a new place. There are many legitimate reasons for feeling ‘anxious’. But sometimes anxiety becomes more than just the day-to-day concerns and start … Continue reading

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Which Came First The Cell Phone or Feeling Isolated?

Most of us have seen and experienced children, teens and even adults who are so attached their technology that the rest of their lives are diminished. It is alarming when entire families sitting at the table together are all engaged … Continue reading

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A Better Way to Deal with ‘Acting Out’

We have all seen it. A kiddo who is dealing with something that may be challenging or frustrating and they just lose it. but they may throw things, lash out, yell, cry or even just curl up in a ball … Continue reading

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Anxiety Can Happen to Anyone

We all have our challenges. We do. We just do. Young or old. Tall or short. Slim or curvy. Financially secure or living on the edge. There are those that are more resilient and there are those who may need … Continue reading

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New Study Highlights Why Good Interventions Are So Important

It is not hard to understand that kids and teens dealing with social, emotional, behavioral and mental health challenges are more likely to engage in unhealthy behaviors if they are not guided in a better direction. They will look for … Continue reading

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