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December 30, 2019

Every holiday season, people have to deal with the increased pressures and stress that the holidays place upon most of us. Whether we’re traveling to be with family or doing our last-minute gift buying, most people feel under pressure during the holidays.

As you might s...

December 16, 2019

Healthy boundaries are important all year long.

Healthy boundaries create a framework that lets people know how to treat you. They help create respectful, mutual relationships because expectations are clear. The biggest boundary problems occur when you put someone else’...

October 29, 2019

There’s a lot of information out there dedicated to protecting our kids from bullying and enforcing policies to ensure it doesn’t happen, but the real key to stopping this problem is understanding it. Bullies are definitely people like the rest of us, so what’s so diff...

September 25, 2019

How to stop eating emotionally? Emotional eating (sometimes called stress eating or comfort eating) is difficult to control partly because we have no control over its biological determinants (e.g., genes). But what if other factors, ones that are easier to modify, were...

August 12, 2019

In the span of thirteen hours on August 3 and 4, 2019, thirty people were killed in two separate mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. With nonstop coverage of these massacres on television and the internet, we ask ourselves, “How can I best respond to suc...

June 3, 2016

According to Dr. Thomas E. Brown, ADHD is not uncommon in young adults; especially males. He states "The National Comorbidity Survey of Adolescents found the prevalence rate of ADHD to be 9% in a large sample of 17- to 18-year-olds. In that group the ratio of males to...

May 28, 2016

A recent article by Jon Baily of Northeast Nebraska Behavioral Health Network, finds that despite great advances in healthcare delivery rural America remains in desperate need of mental and behavioral health services. According to Bailey, "Rural residents have a higher...

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