Look around you. At any given time, someone within 30 feet of you is likely viewing some type of social media. You connect with it, you learn from it, and watch your idols through it. Social media has so many powerful forces for good, and some questionable influences, too. But what happens when you become…

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The legalization of marijuana in so many states has made the drug incredibly popular and even more accessible. There are so many different ways to ingest it, and it has become very normalized. However, we forget that marijuana is still illegal for anyone under the age of 21. There are a lot of reasons for…

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Families are our origin. They can be our DNA, they can be our first loves and our greatest heartbreak. They are the people whom we learn everything from, whether or not what they teach us is healthy. Even in dysfunctional families, there is love, and a bond that is different from any other human relationships.…

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The phrase, “You are what you eat” brings up silly childhood notions of turning ourselves into delicious inanimate objects. However, that phrase actually has more truth than not. Perhaps it is obvious, but if you eat junk food all the time, your body will feel like junk, too. Your risk of health problems increases, as…

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Art, music, dance, literature – they are all very powerful. When we experience someone else’s art, we can be inspired, transported, and moved. They are expressions of the human condition, expressions of joy, pain, anger, love. Why not, then, use art as therapy? We do not have to be a famous artist, musician, dancer, or…

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Did you know that in the United States, seven million students receive Special Education services each year? Of those seven million, 34 percent are diagnosed with specific learning disabilities. Learning disabilities such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, apraxia of speech, central auditory processing disorders, and nonverbal learning disorders are actually quite common. Having a learning disability…

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This is not another article from an adult telling adolescents that social media is bad. In fact, it’s the opposite. Social media can be a powerful tool for change. We often hear how much time is wasted on social media, or how many people are abused or bullied. However, less reported are the positive uses…

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When your life is spiraling out of control and any interventions you have tried are not working, the natural response you or your family might make would be to hospitalize you or put you into residential care. There may be times that this is the best option for you, and maybe even necessary to save…

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When you were a baby, you had a parent or two or maybe some guardians. They were the ones who helped with all of your grooming and feeding, they offered emotional support and also provided educational support. Whether you knew it or not, you had a personal support network then, and you have one now,…

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It can start with a bad day, a bad breakup, fighting with a friend or family member, or so many other external things. Perhaps more often, it starts internally, when the chemicals in our brain become imbalanced. Depression doesn’t need a reason, it just is. One day we’re fine, the next day depression is there.…

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