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

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Can We Stop the Mass Shootings In the United States?

October 19, 2015 07:55 by Mary Horn, Psy.D.

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Lately a common news topic is mass murder/suicide. With the media reporting shootings about once a month (lately sometimes more), we are left with anguish, heartbreak, anger, confusion and fear. Besides grief, the aftermath always includes the questions of why it happened and how it could have been prevented or foreseen. [More]

March 17, 2015
by Mary Horn, Psy.D.

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How You Coach Your Teenager Can Have Negative Effects

March 17, 2015 07:55 by Mary Horn, Psy.D.

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American youth are growing up in a society where competition and the pressure that comes with it, begin at the very beginning of their life experiences. It is not uncommon for parents to go to classes, read books, do research, and gather as much information as they can about parenting. Well-meaning parents want the best for their children. There are programs for babies to read, infants to swim, even sports that begin in toddlerhood. Often, parents will pick homes in good school districts so they can ensure a good education for their children. [More]

March 14, 2015
by Alicia Meade, MA, LCSW

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School Shootings on the Rise. International Unrest. Personal Crisis - How Do You Cope?

March 14, 2015 07:55 by Alicia Meade, MA, LCSW

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For most of us, meeting with misfortune and struggle is a part of life. In fact, surviving adversity is often viewed as beneficial and necessary. According to one Danish Proverb: “A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man be perfected without trials.” When a person survives life’s difficulties and demonstrates the ability to withstand all of the stress that goes along with it, he or she is described as “resilient”. The Oxford Dictionary defines resilience as “The ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape.” [More]

April 3, 2014
by Caleen Martin

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Taking back control of chronic pain through social media

April 3, 2014 04:55 by Caleen Martin

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Chronic pain patients can and often do feel like they have no control in their lives. We have to rely on doctors, medication, tests and treatments that aren't very effective. We have to rely on family and friends who don't understand to help care for us. We have to fight with insurance companies and social assistance for disability benefits. [More]