A Mindful Map of Healing
02May

A Mindful Map of HealingA Mindful Map of HealingA Mindful Map of Healing

By Mike Giresi

Clinical Focus Weeks are a central part of our therapeutic curriculum. The format is simple: each week we tackle a new concept or emotion, and approach it from multiple angles in experiential and psycho-educational therapy sessions. We use things...

Clinical Focus Weeks are a central part of our therapeutic curriculum. The format is simple: each week we tackle a new concept or emotion, and approach it from multiple angles in experiential and psycho-educational therapy sessions. We use things like paint, blocks, and magazines,...

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Exploring both sides of anger
30March

Exploring both sides of angerExploring both sides of angerExploring both sides of anger

By Mike Giresi

Clinical Focus Weeks are a central part of our therapeutic curriculum. The format is simple: each week we tackle a new concept or emotion, and approach it from multiple angles in experiential and psycho-educational therapy sessions. We use...

Clinical Focus Weeks are a central part of our therapeutic curriculum. The format is simple: each week we tackle a new concept or emotion, and approach it from multiple angles in experiential and psycho-educational therapy sessions. We use things like paint, blocks, and magazines,...

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7 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Waste Time Doing
20January

7 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Waste Time Doing7 Things Mentally Strong People Don't...7 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Waste Time Doing

By Family First Adolescent Services

7 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do According to a Psychotherapist According to Amy Morin, a psychotherapist and mental strength coach and international bestselling author, successful people don't waste their time on things that don't...

7 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do According to a Psychotherapist According to Amy Morin, a psychotherapist and mental strength coach and international bestselling author, successful people don't waste their time on things that don't matter. Amy says mentally strong people...

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Complete Mental Health Is Achievable After Childhood Sex Abuse
02December

Complete Mental Health Is Achievable After Childhood Sex...Complete Mental Health Is Achievable After...Complete Mental Health Is Achievable After Childhood Sex...

By Family First Adolescent Services

Overcome the Detrimental Effects of the Trauma and Live a Life with Complete Mental Health New research suggests victims of childhood sexual abuse can overcome the detrimental effects of the trauma and live a life with complete mental health....

Overcome the Detrimental Effects of the Trauma and Live a Life with Complete Mental Health New research suggests victims of childhood sexual abuse can overcome the detrimental effects of the trauma and live a life with complete mental health. However social isolation, chronic pain,...

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35 Minutes of Exercise May Protect Those At Risk For Depression
25November

35 Minutes of Exercise May Protect Those At Risk For...35 Minutes of Exercise May Protect Those At...35 Minutes of Exercise May Protect Those At Risk For...

By Family First Adolescent Services

People Engaged in Exercise are Less Likely to Experience New Episode of Depression Increased levels of physical activity can significantly reduce the odds of depression, even among people who are genetically predisposed to the condition,...

People Engaged in Exercise are Less Likely to Experience New Episode of Depression Increased levels of physical activity can significantly reduce the odds of depression, even among people who are genetically predisposed to the condition, according to a new study from Harvard...

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Joker: Men and Mental Health No Laughing Matter
05November

Joker: Men and Mental Health No Laughing MatterJoker: Men and Mental Health No Laughing MatterJoker: Men and Mental Health No Laughing Matter

By Family First Adolescent Services

I Discovered a Piece of Cinema that Tapped into Some of My Own Personal Grief The tears welling up in my eyes as I left the movie theatre came as a big surprise to me. Not just because Joker had managed to produce tears of deep sadness...

I Discovered a Piece of Cinema that Tapped into Some of My Own Personal Grief The tears welling up in my eyes as I left the movie theatre came as a big surprise to me. Not just because Joker had managed to produce tears of deep sadness instead of tears of laughter, but because...

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I Know My Depression Frightens You: Its Okay, Were In This Together
04November

I Know My Depression Frightens You: Its Okay, Were In...I Know My Depression Frightens You: Its Okay,...I Know My Depression Frightens You: Its Okay, Were In...

By Family First Adolescent Services

I Used To Use The Phrase “Under a Rock” to Describe My DOWN State I notice friends dropping off the radar when I’m in a DOWN state. For clarification, and for my own re-framing, my DOWN state looks a lot like some...

I Used To Use The Phrase “Under a Rock” to Describe My DOWN State I notice friends dropping off the radar when I’m in a DOWN state. For clarification, and for my own re-framing, my DOWN state looks a lot like some people’s GOOD state. I was describing my low...

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Warning Signs of Suicide
25October

Warning Signs of SuicideWarning Signs of SuicideWarning Signs of Suicide

By Family First Adolescent Services

Prevention of suicide is the recognition of the many warning signs of suicide Knowing the signs of suicide may help you prevent someone from successfully dying by suicide. While knowing suicidal signs may be helpful, keep in mind that even if...

Prevention of suicide is the recognition of the many warning signs of suicide Knowing the signs of suicide may help you prevent someone from successfully dying by suicide. While knowing suicidal signs may be helpful, keep in mind that even if you make every attempt to help prevent...

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