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November 6, 2017
by Arthur Hunter

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Should A Sociopath Be Allowed To Own A Gun?

November 6, 2017 12:32 by Arthur Hunter

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On the morning of November 5th, a sociopath walked into a church with an assault rifle and began shooting. In the middle of the gun control debate, there is a question that seldom makes its way into headlines: should we not pay more attention to mental health when talking about firearm ownership? [More]

October 27, 2017
by Tracey Block

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Fear of Nuclear War, 2017

October 27, 2017 07:30 by Tracey Block

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Unlike television news during the Cold War years, social media never “goes off the air”. How do children and youth escape the anxiety that results from the latest threats and jibes between leaders of opposing nations—fear that is amplified by social media? [More]

February 1, 2017
by Henry M. Pittman, MA

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Black or White Thinking

February 1, 2017 12:30 by Henry M. Pittman, MA

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Defense Mechanisms are not bad or good, they just are. They are behaviors that inform us on how we naturally cope with uncomfortable thoughts, emotions, and stressors. If a persons thought pattern is irrational, then their behavior will follow as irrational as well. A way to better cope with stressors is to look at the good and the bad, the usefulness or uselessness of something. [More]

September 11, 2016
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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Does Patriotism Equal Racism?

September 11, 2016 20:02 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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The questioning of the suitability of The Star-Spangled Banner as the National Anthem is nothing new in American history. Colin Kaepernick, a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, has refused to stand in honor of the flag that he believes is a symbol subjugation. His actions have reignited lingering questions regarding racism and patriotism. [More]

July 19, 2016
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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The Fruit is Still Strange: Racism in the United States

July 19, 2016 10:00 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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In 1938 Abel Meerpol, who was white and Jewish, wrote a poem entitled “Strange Fruit”. He added music in 1939. When Billie Holiday sang it at Cafe Society in Greenwich Village, which was the first integrated club in New York, it became a passionate and disturbing anthem for the Civil Rights movement. The “Strange Fruit” referred to the lynchings of black men in the South. [More]