Remembering Therapy

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As you went through treatment, you also worked hard in your therapy. Within therapy, you were given tools and taught skills to cope with things, not only in your past, but now and beyond. You found what worked for you, you healed, and you stepped back out into the real world. No matter how long…

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When I Grow Up

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This is supposed to be one of the best times of your life. You are still young, you have opportunities to participate in music, athletic, and other organizations, and still hang out with friends. You are old enough to choose the fun things you want to do, independent enough to do them without mom and…

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Stepping Up

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In treatment, we talked about how to be mentally healthy. You learned more about yourself, about your mental health, and most importantly, you learned new skills to help you take control of your life and especially your mental health. Now you have been able to put your newly learned skills into practice, too. But the…

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How Will I Survive Being a Teenager?

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As if being a teenager wasn’t hard enough. There is a school. And your family. There are your friends and those people who are not your friends. There is work, extra-curricular activities, and volunteer work, all to help you go to college. Don’t forget about the pressures to use substances, pornography, the pressure of social…

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Youth and Young Adult Competency Quiz

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What are some of the tasks that indicate that one is evolving into a well-developed young adult? Through our experience over the past 30 years coupled with research about the developmental milestones one should master as they reach young adulthood we have compiled a list of 16 tasks that someone working towards successful independent living…

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