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Addiction is an Abusive Relationship

Addiction is an Abusive Relationship

Note: The comparison of the addictive process is not intended to trivialize intimate partner violence and other kinds of abusive relationships, but rather to emphasize how damaging addiction can be and how much its victims are in need of help….

Tuning In to Your Healthy Inner Voice

Tuning In to Your Healthy Inner Voice

We all have an inner voice. Sometimes it’s more like that shoulder angel: offering words of encouragement, giving wise advice, and coaching us through a difficult situation. Other times it’s more like that shoulder devil: criticizing, judging, talking trash to…

Preventing Suicide: Risk Factors, Warning Signs, Safety Plans and Hotlines

Preventing Suicide: Risk Factors, Warning Signs, Safety Plans and Hotlines
September is National Suicide Prevention Month, set aside to support and connect with those who’ve been impacted by a death by suicide or have suicidal thoughts as well as to create more awareness about suicide prevention. Thinking about or attempting...

How Can We Help More People Get Treatment for Addiction?

How Can We Help More People Get Treatment for Addiction?

More than 20 million Americans are estimated to struggle with addiction to a drug or alcohol in any given year. Yet only 10 percent seek treatment for their addiction according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. How…

8 Tips for Learning at Home During COVID-19

8 Tips for Learning at Home During COVID-19

In this time of uncertainty, families and teachers are struggling to help children learn at home. Many kids and adults are struggling with self-regulation, finding it difficult to stay motivated and focused on schoolwork without the structure of the classroom….

Mindfulness: The Ultimate Grounding

Mindfulness: The Ultimate Grounding

When children wake from a nightmare, crying and disoriented, one of the things we do as parents is first, comfort them, and second, help them re-orient to familiar surroundings. We bring them back from that liminal space between dreaming and…

When Sleep and Memory Problems Co-occur: Which Came First?

When Sleep and Memory Problems Co-occur: Which Came First?

The relationship between sleep and memory/attention problems can be bi-directional. It’s sometimes not clear which is causing which, says Dr. Mark DeVries.

Business Leadership Lessons: NOBODY Walks Past a Weed

Business Leadership Lessons: NOBODY Walks Past a Weed

By Bob VandePol, MSW Years ago (and in seemingly another career lifetime), the organization I led was subject to periodic quality audits by our clients. A team of client representatives would invade our space, require documents, observe processes, interview staff,…

Psychological First Aid: Helping Children Better Manage Stress

Psychological First Aid: Helping Children Better Manage Stress
No school, no church, no playdates with friends, no summer vacation trips…life has been and continues to be extremely stressful for everyone—including children. Adults can often identify what is stressful in their life and talk about it. Children, on the...

What is Body Dysmorphic Disorder?

What is Body Dysmorphic Disorder?

Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a mental health condition that impacts a person’s beliefs and perceptions around their body image. Those suffering with BDD are overly concerned about what they perceive as flaws in their appearance and/or different parts of…