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Home Instruction Is Not the Answer for Students with Mental Health Issues

Home instruction can do more harm than good when it comes to students struggling with mental health issues. It may hide or reinforce the issues, fail to meet the needs of the student, and can actually be the most restrictive environment for the student. Home Instruction is Not the Answer For: School refusal or avoidance […]

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Warning Signs of Mental Health Issues

As part of our efforts to give educators and parents the resources they need to support teens who struggle with mental illness, we’re sharing our experiences on what hard to identify warning issues look like. Recognizing warning signs of potential mental health issues is important—parents and educators should also be aware of the differences between […]

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Self-Injury & Cutting: It’s Time to Get Help

Cutting, also known as self-Injury or self-mutilation have quickly become an unfortunate, dangerous trend among young people in America. In fact, a 2012 study found that 8 percent of children and teens who participated in the study self-injured. With celebrities and social media influencers talking about it (and sometimes even glorifying it), cutting has grown […]

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A Lesson From Tragedy

By John Reilly, MSW, LCSW Tragedy offers an opportunity to gain insight. What can be taken away from the latest tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut? Let us not miss the opportunity to intervene, in the best way possible, with those who suffer from emotional disorders. Many people suffer from emotional problems. Most people won’t do harm […]