When Social Media Attacks

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Look around you. At any given time, someone within 30 feet of you is likely viewing some type of social media. You connect with it, you learn from it, and watch your idols through it. Social media has so many powerful forces for good, and some questionable influences, too. But what happens when you become…

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Mental Health Treatment Amid the Coronavirus

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News of the recent coronavirus, or COVID-19, has brought with it feelings of anxiety, panic and stress, impacting the emotional, mental and physical health of many families across the United States. As a family of providers of mental health, we understand these feelings are normal in times of uncertainty, but it is important not to…

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How Marijuana Impacts Our Mental Health

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The legalization of marijuana in so many states has made the drug incredibly popular and even more accessible. There are so many different ways to ingest it, and it has become very normalized. However, we forget that marijuana is still illegal for anyone under the age of 21. There are a lot of reasons for…

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Being Social Media Vigilant

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After treatment for mental health and/or substance use, you learned a lot about self-care, therapy skills to help you manage your stress and emotions, and about being vigilant in those things to protect you from relapse. You can also protect yourself by being vigilant in your social media use. By keeping yourself safe, monitoring how…

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Can Creativity Help Me Heal?

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Sometimes coming out of depression, anxiety, or substance use can feel like you have been in a dark box, locked away, without light. It may seem hard for you to let the light in again. Life can feel overwhelming when you are looking to find mental health again. There were so many things that you…

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Navigating Life with a Learning Disability

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Did you know that in the United States, seven million students receive Special Education services each year? Of those seven million, 34 percent are diagnosed with specific learning disabilities. Learning disabilities such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, apraxia of speech, central auditory processing disorders, and nonverbal learning disorders are actually quite common. Having a learning disability…

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The Power of Social Media

This is not another article from an adult telling adolescents that social media is bad. In fact, it’s the opposite. Social media can be a powerful tool for change. We often hear how much time is wasted on social media, or how many people are abused or bullied. However, less reported are the positive uses…

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Staying Strong After Treatment

After surviving mental health and/or substance use issues, you did the work you needed to get through treatment. Some people feel much stronger immediately after treatment, particularly in comparison to where they started. Staying strong after treatment is another thing altogether, because life happens. As you get back into life and everyday problems as well…

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