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Can Body Language Improve Your Mood?

The way you hold yourself can be an outward expression of how you feel. When you have your shoulders back, and head held high, you exude confidence to others. When you don’t feel quite so confident, you may hunch your shoulders, making yourself look smaller. These subtle physical expressions can show others how you feel, […]

Blog, Resource Center, teen anxiety, teen depression

Suicide Attempt – Time To Get Help

By Executive Director, John Reilly, MSW, LCSW, PsyA. The possibility of a child’s suicide is one of the most frightening worries for a parent, and rightfully so. Suicide is one of the leading causes of death among adolescents, ranking only behind accidents/unintentional injury (Minino, 2010). There is widespread and very public support for families and […]

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5 Ways to Adjust to a New School

Adjusting to a new school can be scary for children. Kids can feel uncomfortable in an unfamiliar environment and may need help to prepare for a big adjustment. Here are some tips to help make for an easier transition. Tackle Anxieties early on Sometimes there’s one aspect of the new school that makes your child […]

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Taking On A New School Year

The beginning of the school year can make children and teens anxious, whether they are transitioning into a new school or returning to one they are familiar with. For students who already cope with anxiety, depression, or other mental health issues, these fears can be exacerbated. The unknown factors of a new grade with higher-level […]

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Discussing Body Image with Your Child

Being bombarded with images of beauty standards is an unhealthy aspect of modern society. According to the National Eating Disorders Association, 40-60 percent of girls ages 6-12 are concerned about becoming “too fat” or gaining weight. This issue is not gender specific however, 25 percent of individuals who suffer from anorexia nervosa are male. Discussing […]