Category Archives: Eating Disorders

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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When ‘Worry’ is Something to Worry About

Come on! We all worry at times. Am I going to be late? Did I remember to lock the back door? Am I going to run out of gas? Are the kids ok? How did I do on the test? … Continue reading

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ADHD/ODD and Aggression

Parents and care-givers dread the phone call telling them that their child is in trouble at school again. Parent-Teacher conferences and IEP meetings can be disheartening at best when parents/care-givers hear about how their sweet, funny, smart child is aggressive … Continue reading

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Anyone can Experience PTSD

I have posted about this before. When we hear ‘PTSD’ (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), most of us think about military veterans. But in truth, trauma can happen to anyone in a multitude of day-to-day situations. This ‘Letter to the Editor’ … Continue reading

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Equine Therapy Programs Struggle

It is a sad day when we learn that another Equine Therapy Program will be closing their doors. Wisconsin’s CHAP program has reached the sad conclusion that they can not continue to provide services. We know the struggles of implementing … Continue reading

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Why an Increase in Mental Health Issues for Millennials?

Millennials are typically described as those born in the 1980s through the early 2ooo’s.  That make them in their late-teens through their early 30’s today. And yes, we are seeing a rise in reports of anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts … Continue reading

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Medication Alone May Not be Enough

Today there are a myriad of different medications available to treat most medical conditions including mental health issues. But time after time we hear clients and their caregivers lament that the medication they/their child/teen are taking does not seem to … Continue reading

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PTSD Not Just a Veterans’ Issue

Yes, it is not surprising that many Veterans return home with PTSD. They have often lived through and witnessed terrible situations. However, many of us have had traumatic things happen in our lives. From the sudden loss of a parent … Continue reading

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