Imagine walking on a tightrope between two skyscrapers, and the tightrope is as thin as a hair. There is no net, only the streets, dozens of stories below. Now imagine that your tiny rope is slippery, and it is all you can do to keep your balance at all. This analogy is what it can…

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In treatment, we talked about how to be mentally healthy. You learned more about yourself, about your mental health, and most importantly, you learned new skills to help you take control of your life and especially your mental health. Now you have been able to put your newly learned skills into practice, too. But the…

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As you probably know all too well, depression can sneak up on you and before you know it, you are struggling to keep your head above water. It can feel like you were just standing on solid ground. And, maybe you were. Because depression is often a slow and steady progression, it is harder to…

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You came, you worked, you laughed, and you cried. Potomac Programs is more than just a day camp or summer camp, though. The work you did here was meant to change the way you think, the way you view life, and to change your actual life. Not just now, but forever. Hopefully, you also had…

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We are naturally wired to be self-centered. Think about it, survival instincts are to first save ourselves. If we are hungry, we want food. For ourselves. If we are tired, we want to go to sleep. Whatever we want, our brain tells us to get it. That is how we survive, it is a natural…

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If you’re anything like me, the holiday season brings out the best stress. For many of us, the holiday season is jam-packed with family, friends, parties, shopping, cleaning, entertaining, and that’s just the start. All of these actives are worthwhile and can be fun, but can also invite some not so welcomed guests… stress and…

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