Category Archives: Anxiety Disorders

What Are ‘Trauma Informed Practices’?

A few weeks ago I attended a very powerful seminar, presented by Heather T. Forbes, LCSW, on ‘Trauma Informed Practices’. This particular seminar was geared to educators, but the ideas presented are designed to be used across environments. The basic … Continue reading

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Being a Teenager, Especially a Teenage Girl, is Tough!

Life can be so challenging. Growing up in this day and age is not easy. Children, teens and adults can struggle with getting through each day. New evidence is showing that women, and especially teenage girls, are dealing with an … Continue reading

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The Challenges of Depression

Many people have a hard time understanding the struggles faced by those living with depression. ‘How hard can it be to just get up and brush your hair? You know you’ll feel better’. But the truth is there are real … Continue reading

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How Do You Take Care of Yourself?

There are so many demands in our lives today. As employees, partners, parents and friends, we often give, give and give of ourselves, leaving little for taking care of us. We can become overwhelmed and begin to really suffer not … Continue reading

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These Can Be Trying Times For Many Children

Kids today seem to have more demands on them than ever. Parents are almost always working outside the home at least part of the time. Kids have to get up early and often feel rushed. Classrooms are crowded and resources … Continue reading

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How do we deal with depression?

Look, we all have times in our lives when we feel sad. Something goes wrong. We lose out on an opportunity, a job, a promotion, a home we hoped to buy. We lose someone we love through death or divorce.  … Continue reading

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When do we stop Shaming and Blaming?

Nobody chooses to have mental health issues. Whether it is drugs, alcohol or some other type of addiction, it is not something someone chooses. Nobody chooses to have an addiction. With addiction you are looking at underlying mental health issues, … Continue reading

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Alarming Rise in Teenage Girls Dealing with Depression

Life today can be very complicated. There is incredible pressures pulling in every direction and it often feels like there is little help available. Teenage girls seem to be perhaps struggling the most. With conflicting expectation and too few positive … Continue reading

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The importance of mental health

We all know that if we are injured and in pain it is more difficult to focus on anything else. With physical issues, we often get sympathy and support that allows us to perhaps do less until we recover. Others … Continue reading

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When is anxiety in children really a problem?

Yep, kids can worry about all kinds of things. They don’t like it when you leave them with a babysitter. They fret over making friends. They have a melt down trying to decide what to wear to school, or deciding … Continue reading

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