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Resources for readers

VISIT OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL We’ve posted a variety of helpful resources on YouTube, addressing many of the issues people wonder about. And we’re adding more videos all the time! To see what’s available, click here. COMING NOV. 2: THE CARE TO CHANGE PODCAST Looking for...

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7 tips for handling stress

The National Institutes of Health report that 1 in 5 people have been diagnosed with at least one of the 157 mental illnesses outlined in the DSM, and only half receive treatment. What conditions are not included in this? Stress. Divorce. Parenting issues. And COVID....

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Bouncing back may be the most important skill

When talking about what children need to learn to help them develop into healthy adults, there’s a fancy word that’s become popular in recent years. It’s “resiliency.” In simple terms, that means the ability to bounce back when something unexpected or difficult...

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What does breathing have to do with it?

Most of the time, we don’t even think about breathing. It’s something our bodies do automatically 12 to 16 times every minute, 24 hours a day. The reason we breathe is to bring oxygen into our lungs to be distributed to our body’s many cells, and to help remove carbon...

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Is it dieting — or is it a disorder?

Weight loss has long been a goal for many people. Add in “stress eating” related to COVID-19, and you have a lot of people complaining about having put on a “COVID 15” and wanting to lose it as quickly as possible. For most people, wanting to lose weight is a...

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Want to hear more than “fine” from your kids?

Parents are excited to see their children come home from school and are eager to find out what they did and learned about that day. And, in millions of homes across the country, a variation of the same conversation takes place every afternoon: “How was school today?”...

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Debt and fire have a lot in common

Long ago, people discovered the power of fire. They didn’t completely understand it, but it made it possible for them to be safer at night, extend their working hours, survive in colder climates, improve the quality of their tools, and enhance the taste and safety of...

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I don’t need to see a therapist!

Few people have an instant realization that they would benefit from sitting down with a counselor. Most of the people we help go back and forth for a long time before picking up the phone to make an initial appointment with us. A lot of times friends and family...

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The world through a 13-year-old’s eyes

Recently we asked a 13 year old what he thought about all that is happening in the world today. Here’s what he told us.  What do you think about COVID? “I’m tired of hearing about it. I just want it to be over.” About the election? “I think it’s going to be...

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A message to those who need hope

To the cutter. To the lonely. To the ashamed. To the trapped, the abused and the exposed. To the one who binges. To the one who covers up. To the one full of despair. To the one who can’t hold onto to joy. To the one bent down by the weight of it all. To the one...

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