Resting in the Space of Discomfort: A Mindful Approach to Depression
14August

Resting in the Space of Discomfort: A Mindful Approach to...Resting in the Space of Discomfort: A Mindful...Resting in the Space of Discomfort: A Mindful Approach to...

By Ben Cecil

Suffering is a shared human experience that can be viewed integral part of life. Our suffering can range from mild to severe and can take the form of physical or mental and emotional pain. Whatever the form of our discomfort, we...

Suffering is a shared human experience that can be viewed integral part of life. Our suffering can range from mild to severe and can take the form of physical or mental and emotional pain. Whatever the form of our discomfort, we can agree that “suffering of the...

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Healing from complex trauma begins with compassion
05June

Healing from complex trauma begins with compassionHealing from complex trauma begins with...Healing from complex trauma begins with compassion

By Mike Giresi

There’s no handbook for being a parent (wouldn’t it be great if there were?) but that doesn’t mean you can’t change the way you take care of your teen, your whole family, and yourself. Many of the parents we meet feel like...

There’s no handbook for being a parent (wouldn’t it be great if there were?) but that doesn’t mean you can’t change the way you take care of your teen, your whole family, and yourself. Many of the parents we meet feel like they’re failing their child....

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What To Teach Teens About Failure
16April

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By Family First Adolescent Services

Failure is healthy. When toddlers learn to walk they aren’t discouraged by repeated failure in their initial attempts. They pick themselves up and try again. Eventually, they are running all over the house while you try to keep up. Imagine...

Failure is healthy. When toddlers learn to walk they aren’t discouraged by repeated failure in their initial attempts. They pick themselves up and try again. Eventually, they are running all over the house while you try to keep up. Imagine if that drive remained with us...

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How to Plan for Long Term Healing
16April

How to Plan for Long Term HealingHow to Plan for Long Term HealingHow to Plan for Long Term Healing

By Family First Adolescent Services

If a teen suffered a broken bone or torn ligament, treatment recommendations might include surgery as well as a period of physical therapy to speed healing and minimize the risk of re-injury. His surgery isn’t a cure, rather the first big...

If a teen suffered a broken bone or torn ligament, treatment recommendations might include surgery as well as a period of physical therapy to speed healing and minimize the risk of re-injury. His surgery isn’t a cure, rather the first big step of treatment. Physical therapy is the...

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How To Talk To Teens About Mental Health
16April

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By Family First Adolescent Services

Post-millennial teens are the first generation of kids to have smartphones and tablets within easy reach since birth. This a radically different experience from their parents, teens of the 80s and 90s whose parents controlled and often supervised...

Post-millennial teens are the first generation of kids to have smartphones and tablets within easy reach since birth. This a radically different experience from their parents, teens of the 80s and 90s whose parents controlled and often supervised their use of household technology....

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The Consequences of Teenage Marijuana Use
16April

The Consequences of Teenage Marijuana UseThe Consequences of Teenage Marijuana UseThe Consequences of Teenage Marijuana Use

By Family First Adolescent Services

While the debate as to the extent that marijuana damages a teenage user’s developing brain rages on (with many studies in the affirmative), there is no doubt that the effects of addiction can have catastrophic effects on the quality of life...

While the debate as to the extent that marijuana damages a teenage user’s developing brain rages on (with many studies in the affirmative), there is no doubt that the effects of addiction can have catastrophic effects on the quality of life of not only the addict, but his or her...

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Underage Drinking: The Heartbreaking Truth
16April

Underage Drinking: The Heartbreaking TruthUnderage Drinking: The Heartbreaking TruthUnderage Drinking: The Heartbreaking Truth

By Family First Adolescent Services

Growing Up Is Hard To Do Most adults (if we’re being honest) have “war stories” about consuming alcohol when we were underage. Some are good. Some are bad. Despite having more luck than brains, many of us were able to reach the...

Growing Up Is Hard To Do Most adults (if we’re being honest) have “war stories” about consuming alcohol when we were underage. Some are good. Some are bad. Despite having more luck than brains, many of us were able to reach the age of reason relatively unscathed....

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