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Discovering the Difference Between Joy and Happiness

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At Embark Behavioral Health, our programs focus on developing a sense of joy for children, adolescents and young adults. Take a closer look at the profound difference between joy and happiness, why it matters and how we cultivate lifelong joy at Embark programs across the country.  Differentiating between happiness and finding joy is an important…

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A Note From Embark on Racism and Our Values

A Note From Embark on Racism and Values

Hello Embark families, friends, partners, students and teammates: It is hard to find the words to express how we feel while this is all so raw. So many emotions – anger, pain and sadness, as well as compassion, empathy and hope – and many of them all at once. The senseless killing of George Floyd…

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How Can Kindness Reduce Stress?

How Can Kindness Reduce Stress?

“Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind, the second is to be kind and the third is to be kind.” ― Henry James The American novelist Henry James made this astute observation about the concept of kindness in the late 19th century. Research has shown, for many years, how…

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Shelter-In-Place Got You Down? Consider These 10 Helpful Tips

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In these difficult and uncertain times, it’s safe to say the majority of us are experiencing a spike in anxiety and fear, which means it is even more important to focus on self-care and mental and physical wellbeing. At Embark Behavioral Health, we have multiple programs that specialize in working with young adults (18-24) and…

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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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4 Ways to Support Adoption

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Although fewer than 2 percent of the population are adopted, 6 in 10 Americans have been personally touched by adoption. Adoption creates ripples of impact throughout communities and across generations. As we come to the close of National Adoption Month, here are a few ways you can make a difference in the lives of adoptees,…

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Why Acts of Kindness are Also Good for You

“For what you do to others, you do to yourself.” — Eckhart Tolle There seem to be two camps of folks these days– those who believe the world would be a better place with more human kindness; and those who see being kind as weak and reserve their good nature for only those they deem…

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7 Symptoms of Adolescent Depression

As many as one in five teens suffer from clinical depression. Depression is increasingly common, and left untreated it can lead to serious health issues, up to and including suicidal ideation. However, it can sometimes be difficult for parents or loved ones who are close to the situation to determine if the young person they…

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