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November 19, 2015
by Karen Allen,MS, LMHC, CAMS, CHt

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Schools, Stress, Violence, and Resilience: Our Children's Environments

November 19, 2015 19:55 by Karen Allen,MS, LMHC, CAMS, CHt

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School is now in full swing and children, as well as then parents, are probably experiencing increased demands on their time and their coping abilities. School involves concerns beyond those experienced by parents when they were children. Not only do children today report anxiety about school performance and acceptance, they also deal with increased violence in their place of learning. [More]

November 19, 2015
by Mary Horn, Psy.D.

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A Time to Stand Together and Stay Empowered: Our Own Fight Against Terrorism

November 19, 2015 11:08 by Mary Horn, Psy.D.

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The recent terrorist attacks on Paris once again remind us that terrorism continues to be an unpredictable threat to the peaceful lifestyle that most countries want to have. It is in fact human nature to become anxious when we face things we can not control or prevent. Often in the aftermath of horrific, senseless events, people have a difficult time not panicking. [More]

November 3, 2015
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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Jorge Bergoglio aka Pope Francis; A Happy Fellow

November 3, 2015 05:45 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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Would you have imagined that a Pope would be celebrated for his relaxed and pleasant demeanor? Crowds would assemble and yearn to connect with this ex-bouncer who sees it as part of his calling to wash the feet of a Muslim female prisoner? Or hang on the words of a newly-elected Pope who stands, in muslin, to greet his cardinals rather than receive them from a throne while draped in furs? Who would have expected this? [More]

October 31, 2015
by Dr. Dawn Crosson,Psy.D

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Lamar Odom Fights For His Life Against Depression and Substance Abuse

October 31, 2015 07:45 by Dr. Dawn Crosson,Psy.D

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Lamar Odom entered the NBA with high hopes. Despite his short college career that was clouded by an arrest in Las Vegas, Lamar had talent that was much desired and was picked 4th in the 1999 NBA draft by the Clippers. Lamar’s story is similar to many athletes that rose above the crime ridden streets of their childhoods to fame. [More]