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Best Local & National Resources to Help Stop Cyberbullying

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Over half of adolescents and teens have been bullied online, and about the same number have engaged in cyberbullying. Cyberbullying often goes unnoticed by parents, teachers and even the victims themselves. In fact, The Hartford County Examiner reported that only one in ten teens tells a parent if they experience cyberbullying. Here are some of…

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How to Deal with Suicidal Thoughts

how to handle suicidal thoughts

If you are having suicidal thoughts, know that you’re not alone.   According to CDC, an estimated 9.3 million adults (3.9% of the adult U.S. population) report having suicidal thoughts in the past year.  These types of thoughts develop for a number of reasons.  This type of thinking may arise out of depression, or mental illness. It could be situational…

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How Can You Tell if You’re Depressed or Just Sad?

depression

  The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that there are over 16 million people in the United States who have had at least one depressive episode in a given year.  Statistics show that of these people, many do not receive treatment for their depression.  For example, a recent study, published by  JAMA Internal Medicine,…

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Anxiety Reduction Techniques

anxiety reduction techniques

  Anxiety disorders affect 40 million adults. In fact, the Anxiety & Depression Association of America says that anxiety disorders are the most common of mental illness. There are six different types of anxiety disorders.  People who have anxiety typically have varying degrees of intensity. If you have anxiety, chances are there are times you…

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Successful Couple Communication Techniques

communication exercises for couples

By: John M. Tidd, Psy.D. A successful communication exercise for couples Realize that every couple is unique in their starting place and some may need a professional to help them achieve their goal of healthier communication. If you feel you would like extra help in your relationship or you have any questions about the above…

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What is the Difference Between ADD & ADHD?

add vs. adhd

  Understanding the difference between ADD & ADHD can be challenging for parents. For example, one of the common misconceptions of ADD & ADHD is that children with the disorder are loud & hyperactive. Although this may be true in some cases, this is not necessarily a sign that your child has these conditions. So,…

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The Progress & Power in Forgiveness

processing forgiveness

  By: Dr. Margaret Rinck Have you ever done something for which you needed to be forgiven? All of us can probably relate to a break or schism in communication, relationship, integrity or honesty for which we were responsible. Handling problems in communication are much easier when both people played a part; and in fact,…

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Parents Coping with Divorce Shame

how to process divorce shame

By: Dr. Kristen Godenick Many times, parents contact me and are wondering about how to help their children through the divorce process, from the process of telling them through the process of rebuilding their schedules and lives within two households.  From my perspective, the process has to begin with the parents’ own actions taken to…

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