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  • 4 Steps to Creating Success

    4 Steps to Creating Success

    At a recent holiday gathering, a family member said his son “must go to one of the top 10 schools” to do well and have options in life. Like many well-meaning parents, this dad arranged a robust early reading and math instruction regimen, enrichment activities, and daily homework to build discipline. I was asked to…

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  • How are you and the people around you feeling?

    How are you and the people around you feeling?

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  • Special Parents of Spcial Kids Interview

    Special Parents of Spcial Kids Interview

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  • Behavioral Health Providers’ Interview

    Behavioral Health Providers’ Interview

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  • Does your economic output = your value? (The Source of Loneliness)

    Does your economic output = your value? (The Source of Loneliness)

    When I was little, my family moved every two or three years for my dad’s businesses, and each move killed my friendships and social life. Have you tried comforting your kids when they’re bullied or excluded? (Or maybe you know, from personal experience, how horrible it feels that you even take matters into your own…

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  • Are you enough for you?

    Are you enough for you?

    Did you miss out on Black Friday deals? Every click of the buy button is an endorphin pump–but STOP scrolling and looking. You probably don’t really need whatever you’re looking for, and if you’re shopping for gifts, remember that anyone who deserves a great gift from you would value and desire your attention and time…

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  • Who’s Side Are You On

    Who’s Side Are You On

    Many fall in love with my colorful parrot and request to visit or take pictures with him. I have been trying to teach him to sing to make my bird even more of a star. I would take him into the shower, singing the same nursery rhymes to him every day to help him learn.…

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  • From Battlefield to Society: The Lasting Impact of War on Mental Health and Human Behavior

    From Battlefield to Society: The Lasting Impact of War on Mental Health and Human Behavior

    War has long been recognized as a catalyst for significant societal changes. From the devastation it inflicts on physical landscapes to the trauma it leaves on individuals, the effects of war reverberate long after the last battle has been fought. Among the many consequences of war, one of the most significant is its impact on…

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  • World Mental Health Day – The Right to Mental Health Care

    World Mental Health Day – The Right to Mental Health Care

    The first time I heard the word “depression” was in my late teens, however, I had experienced it for most of my life. I grew up in an environment where nobody really talked about mental health except when trying to describe schizophrenia (they say that the person is mental). Studies have shown that people of…

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  • You Want Some Kitchen Cabinets For Your Loneliness?

    You Want Some Kitchen Cabinets For Your Loneliness?

    It’s scary how much of our digital lives get shared. I was contemplating a small kitchen cabinet refacing project last month and submitted a quote to one vendor. Since then, my inbox and voicemails have been flooded with random contractors and remodeling agencies pestering me. Unfortunately, I inadvertently took one of those sales calls, and…

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  • 4 Reasons for the Mental Healthcare “Workforce Shortage”

    4 Reasons for the Mental Healthcare “Workforce Shortage”

    I am really tired of articles about “workforce shortages” in mental health. The questions these articles pose, such as:“How do we increase the workforce?”And “Where are the mental health professionals?”imply that:1. This problem just happened randomly.2. It would be solved if mental health professionals showed up. Those are the wrong questions and the wrong conclusions.My…

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  • Unlocking the Power of Individualized Education Plans For Student Success

    Unlocking the Power of Individualized Education Plans For Student Success

    As educators and parents, we all strive to ensure that every child receives the support they need to thrive in the educational setting. Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and 504 plans are two powerful tools designed to address the unique needs of students with disabilities. In this article, we will delve into the world of IEPs…

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