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feeling thankful in the midst of challenges

Posted by Liza Long on Nov 16, 2017 9:48:23 AM

Since my children were young, we’ve practiced the same Thanksgiving tradition. During the first week of November, we sit down together and make our “Thankful Turkeys.” We trace our hands (my youngest daughter’s are now almost as big as mine!) on recycled brown paper grocery bags, then cut our “feathers” from bright construction paper and write what we are thankful for on our feathers.

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Topics: Children's Mental Health, Mental Illness, Parenting

suicide prevention in the age of cyber bullying – how you can help

Posted by Michele Brown on Sep 14, 2017 2:23:46 PM

The statistics are staggering. According to a national study, between 6 and 35% of the young people in this country have experienced some form cyber bullying. It’s being recognized as a new form of violence, and it has potentially devastating consequences.

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Topics: Children's Mental Health, Bullying, Parenting

children’s mental health and the juvenile justice system

Posted by Mike Hannan on Aug 31, 2017 10:59:09 AM

Perhaps one of a parent’s greatest fears is having a child get in trouble with the law. That fear is amplified for parents who have a child diagnosed with a mental illness.

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Topics: Children's Mental Health, Parenting