The Digital Dilemma: Avoiding Online Pitfalls

October 15th, 2020 // // Tags: ,

By Anna McKenzie Without question, social media has increased our exposure to both the positive and negative aspects of social life. At their worst, these platforms have...

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Putting Social Media in its Place

February 28th, 2020 // // Tags: , ,

By Wesley Gallagher Social media. It’s hard to imagine that there was ever a time when it didn’t pervade almost every aspect of our lives. Personal, professional...

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School Shootings: The Trauma Left Behind

February 18th, 2020 // // Tags: , ,

By Beau Black “Unresolved trauma … leaves traces on our minds and emotions, on our capacity for joy and intimacy, and even on our biology and immune...

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Separating Fact from Fiction: Putting Peer Pressure in its Place

September 16th, 2019 // // Tags: , , ,

By Christa Banister Peer pressure is a strong motivator. Wanting to be liked or fit in can cause you to push boundaries — sometimes without considering the risk...

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What Parents and Caregivers Should Know About Program Aftercare

March 29th, 2019 // // Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

“Aftercare” is a general term for activities and other resources that behavioral health and addiction treatment patients receive after being discharged from a primary care facility. Aftercare...

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Scars: What Lies Beneath; Emotional Abandonment

February 27th, 2019 // // Tags: , , , ,

When we think of trauma we most often think of incidents that are blatant and acute, visible and sudden, such as a natural disaster or a car...

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The Magic of Sand Tray

March 21st, 2018 // // Tags: , , ,

Sandtray therapy is a valued medium I use to help young adults who are trauma survivors and/or are struggling with addiction.    At the Claudia Black Young Adult...

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How to Create Your Own Meditation Space in Your Home

January 29th, 2018 // // Tags: , , ,

Recharging your body and mind, improving your focus and boosting clarity are all great reasons to meditate – but what if you could improve on what you’re...

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Adopted Children Often Face Mental Health Struggles as Young Adults

May 30th, 2017 // // Tags: , , , , ,

By GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC Adoption is a delicate process that comes with many different considerations. The relationship between an adopted child and his or her adopted parents...

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What Happens to Young Adults with ADHD?

May 22nd, 2017 // // Tags: , , , , , ,

By Krysha Thayer Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD for short, is a mental disorder that is most commonly found in children between the ages of 4...

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