The Pressure of Choices

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Do you ever feel like your world is closing in on you, that you sometimes can barely breathe? Looking around, there is no physical pressure on you or your body, but it doesn’t change that feeling. A lot of people feel this way when they experience extreme emotional pressure. You cannot see the pressure, but…

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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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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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Succeeding at School after Treatment

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Struggling with mental health and substance abuse is difficult at any age, in any situation. For you, it started young. Also, for you, you got treatment while you were young. Still, it has been a long and very tough road up until now, and as you are putting the pieces of your life back together,…

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