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13 Reasons Why & Suicide

13 Reasons Why is a controversial book and graphic movie depicting [dramatizing] teen suicide. Despite sparking a much needed conversation, mental health professionals, school counselors, parent organizations, and the media present contrasting views on the content of the book and

Isolation in Children & Teens

Adolescents, teens, and young adults are glued to their mobile devices twenty-four, seven. They text and Snap Chat, post to Instagram, YouTube, Messenger, Tumblr, Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook. With all these opportunities to connect, how could a 16-year-old possibly be

Overcoming Resentment

Abraham Lincoln said, “We must extinguish our resentment if we expect harmony and union.” A line more than appropriate for today’s social, cultural, and political climate. Wikipedia defines resentment as: “A mixture of disappointment, anger, and fear. It comprises the

EXERCISE AND MENTAL HEALTH

In gyms, in parks, on tracks, and on sidewalks, they are walking, running, swimming, and working out. The mentally ill are no longer hid away in scary hospitals and terrifying institutions. They are taking advantage of recent research suggesting “lifestyle

GOAL-SETTING – HOW IS YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION?

A list is made, resources assembled, dates and times established. This year will be different; this time you will succeed. If you are in the 8%, perhaps. Science reports 92% of people don’t achieve their goals, see their visions fail,