The McLean Program Blends Spirituality with Counseling
17December

The McLean Program Blends Spirituality with CounselingThe McLean Program Blends Spirituality with...The McLean Program Blends Spirituality with Counseling

By Family First Adolescent Services

Religion and Spirituality As New Allies in a Program that Blends Them with Counseling McLean Hospital psychologists are enlisting practices traditionally ignored as irrelevant to mental health care — religion and spirituality — as...

Religion and Spirituality As New Allies in a Program that Blends Them with Counseling McLean Hospital psychologists are enlisting practices traditionally ignored as irrelevant to mental health care — religion and spirituality — as new allies in a program that blends them...

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Stressed and Sober
16December

Stressed and SoberStressed and SoberStressed and Sober

By Family First Adolescent Services

Unexpected Emergencies Can Really Challenge Your Recovery “I could sure use a drink.” Used to be a popular saying, an easy way to blow off steam after a stressful day or week. But for people in recovery, dealing with stress...

Unexpected Emergencies Can Really Challenge Your Recovery “I could sure use a drink.” Used to be a popular saying, an easy way to blow off steam after a stressful day or week. But for people in recovery, dealing with stress isn’t as simple as turning to alcohol (or...

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Why Fear Of Rejection Prevents Us From Making Wise Decisions
16December

Why Fear Of Rejection Prevents Us From Making Wise DecisionsWhy Fear Of Rejection Prevents Us From Making...Why Fear Of Rejection Prevents Us From Making Wise Decisions

By Family First Adolescent Services

When you have a disagreement with your spouse, how do you respond? Do you consider that you might be at fault and try to consider the other’s viewpoint? Or do you dig in your heels and demand that other people come around to your way of...

When you have a disagreement with your spouse, how do you respond? Do you consider that you might be at fault and try to consider the other’s viewpoint? Or do you dig in your heels and demand that other people come around to your way of thinking? In other words, do you make wise,...

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Good At Heart? 10 Psychology Findings That Reveal The Better Side Of Humanity
12December

Good At Heart? 10 Psychology Findings That Reveal The...Good At Heart? 10 Psychology Findings That...Good At Heart? 10 Psychology Findings That Reveal The...

By Family First Adolescent Services

Looking at Research that Demonstrates Just How Kind and Compassionate We Can Be Last year we published a list of ten psychology findings that reveal the worst of human nature. Research has shown us to be dogmatic and over-confident, we wrote,...

Looking at Research that Demonstrates Just How Kind and Compassionate We Can Be Last year we published a list of ten psychology findings that reveal the worst of human nature. Research has shown us to be dogmatic and over-confident, we wrote, with a tendency to look down on...

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5 Ways To Practice Compassion Among Your Family and Friends Through the Holidays
03December

5 Ways To Practice Compassion Among Your Family and...5 Ways To Practice Compassion Among Your...5 Ways To Practice Compassion Among Your Family and...

By Family First Adolescent Services

Why Not Look to Help Your Friends and Family this Holiday Season? The holidays are a time when families come together to celebrate the season of gratitude and while the season is often marked by abundance, it can also be a time of great need. It...

Why Not Look to Help Your Friends and Family this Holiday Season? The holidays are a time when families come together to celebrate the season of gratitude and while the season is often marked by abundance, it can also be a time of great need. It can be easy to assume that everyone is...

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Abstaining From Social Media Doesn't Improve Well-Being Study Finds
02December

Abstaining From Social Media Doesn't Improve...Abstaining From Social Media Doesn't...Abstaining From Social Media Doesn't Improve...

By Family First Adolescent Services

False Premise? If We Abstain From Social Media We Might Become Happier, More Fulfilled People? From digital detoxes to the recent Silicon Valley fad of “dopamine fasting”, it seems more fashionable than ever to attempt to abstain...

False Premise? If We Abstain From Social Media We Might Become Happier, More Fulfilled People? From digital detoxes to the recent Silicon Valley fad of “dopamine fasting”, it seems more fashionable than ever to attempt to abstain from consuming digital media....

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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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Thanksgiving Lessons - Surprising Wisdom From Some Surprising People
26November

Thanksgiving Lessons - Surprising Wisdom From Some...Thanksgiving Lessons - Surprising Wisdom From...Thanksgiving Lessons - Surprising Wisdom From Some...

By Family First Adolescent Services

A Little is a Lot! My dad was frugal. He rinsed and reused plates and often asked waitresses for “Just a little hot water and a slice of lemon,” then pulled a nasty, used tea bag from his shirt pocket and dropped it in. These...

A Little is a Lot! My dad was frugal. He rinsed and reused plates and often asked waitresses for “Just a little hot water and a slice of lemon,” then pulled a nasty, used tea bag from his shirt pocket and dropped it in. These behaviors were the result of a deeply held...

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