Category Archives: Mental Illness

Resources are scares and the wait may be long

So many times care givers are doing their best to see that the kids in their care get the services they need. However, they often discover that resources are limited and that they have to go on a ‘waiting list’ … Continue reading

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Our schools, our clients

At Nevada Equine Assisted Therapy we are addressing social, emotional and behavioral issues, as well as mental health concerns. We see the struggle that these kids have when they are required to fit into the traditional education system that is … Continue reading

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A Growing Teen Crisis

A new survey finds that depression is the number 1 cause of illness and disability in teens worldwide. And, though the exact cause is difficult to pinpoint, “Mental health experts have identified a number of reasons for the rise, ranging from … Continue reading

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ADHD is not always ADHD

We all have a pretty good mental picture of what a kid with ADHD looks like, but what we see is not always what is going on. There are lots of reasons why a kid may show symptoms of ADHD, … Continue reading

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We Need to Do Better with Mental Health Screenings

We hear about bullying and violence in our schools almost daily. I’m not sure what it is going to take. This article ‘Controversy plagues school mental health screenings’ talks about the fact that schools screen for all types of physical issues, but … Continue reading

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There is help for mental health issues

This is the incredible story about Keris Myrick’s struggle with mental illness. Her story is harrowing and inspirational. The “take away” for me is that there is help available. We have to shed the stigma that forces people to hide their problems … Continue reading

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When should you seek help for mental health issues

All of us occasionally feel that life is a little (or maybe a lot) out of control. We may be “unhappy,” experience problems sleeping, be “moody”…but when do these symptoms point to a serious problem?  This article gives you 7 signs … Continue reading

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Sharing your struggles with others can be very beneficial

This NYTimes article talks about how more and more people are deciding to come forward to share the story of their struggles with mental illness. The act of telling your story can be very healing and knowing that you are … Continue reading

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Mental Health issues are more common than I would have thought

I was surprised to read these findings by the World Health Organization, mental illness is the leading cause of disability among people aged 10 – 24.  This is actually pretty sad.  It is imperative that we have programs in place to … Continue reading

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When we punish ourselves for our mental health issues

This article talks about the stigma of mental illness and how we can even turn this against ourselves. As if struggling with the issues is not challenging enough! We work with children, teens, adults and even seniors, dealing with a … Continue reading

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