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Late Night Thoughts

“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.” –Buddha Life is hectic. A typical day ranges from full to jam-packed with school, work, and general undertakings. It begins bright and early by rolling out of bed and doesn’t end until all obligations and …Read More.
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The Weekend Scene

The final bell rings on a Friday afternoon at LGHS and a collective sigh of relief and cheers of joy ring out through the halls. You’ve made it! After a long week of classes, homework, studying, and other responsibilities you’ve successfully arrived at the weekend, FREEDOM!!! It’s time to savor the next 58 hours of …Read More.
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Conflicted Friendships

It is often said that life is a balance of holding on and letting go. This is especially true when it comes to friendships established during the formative years. Lifelong friendships blossom while others run their course and ultimately wilt. It can be difficult to discern between the two, which will endure or be cut …Read More.
Home / Blog: Time to destigmatize / I Wish My Parents Would….

I Wish My Parents Would….

The relationship between a parent and their teen is complicated to say the least. Parents are the roommates we don’t get to choose yet are paired up with for the first 18 years of our lives. Granted, we don’t have much to say for the first few years and they do all the work, cleaning, …Read More.
Home / Blog: Time to destigmatize / The immigrant paradox – The urgent call for the right mental health care

The immigrant paradox – The urgent call for the right mental health care

Recent headlines about detainment and family separations at the border have flung the immigrant plight into the spotlight. The mental health of the people affected by these changes is an important area for further understanding. Mental health conditions are not contagious, but research shows that some mental health conditions may have a genetic link. Bipolar …Read More.
Home / Blog: Time to destigmatize / Does Your Mental Health Affect Your Parenting?

Does Your Mental Health Affect Your Parenting?

This particular subject is a bit touchy. While some experts say yes, others beg to differ. To a certain extent, yes, your mental health does affect your parenting. Will my child have a mental health condition as well? Mental health conditions are not contagious, but research shows that some mental health conditions may have a …Read More.
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Vision Board – What’s on Your Board?

We are well into 2019, the second month of the year and I simply ask “Have you kept with your intentions?”, “Have your Visions for this year shifted, changed, altered”, “morphed into something different?”, “Have you asked yourself what YOUR vision for your life is day-by-day?” What is a Vision Board, you may be asking. …Read More.
Home / Blog: Time to destigmatize / Relapse Prevention Planning as Part of Behavioral Health Recovery

Relapse Prevention Planning as Part of Behavioral Health Recovery

Benefiting from psychotherapy involves hard work, both in sessions and in the real world. Being committed to making positive behavioral changes, using strategic behavioral and cognitive interventions, and being vulnerable to in depth exploration of past relationships, traumas, and decisions made from a place of anxiety, sadness, and misunderstanding are components of the hard work …Read More.
Home / Blog: Time to destigmatize / Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall: Reflection, Intention, & Regenerate

Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall: Reflection, Intention, & Regenerate

As the year comes to a close, even if we are technically mid-December, the days counting toward January 2019 is around the corner. When we are surrounded by those we love and those who love us, we revel in the moments shared, then when the laughter ceases, the meals are now left overs, and the …Read More.
Home / Blog: Time to destigmatize / Is work really hell?

Is work really hell?

A recent highly unscientific and totally biased study of 18 sequential patients admitted to the New Ageish yet medium-high tech Union Square office of an upstart group psychiatric practice revealed that 9.5 of them had work-related issues that significantly exacerbated or even “caused” their symptomatology. (D. Brody, personal communication.) An attempt was made to quantify …Read More.