Words that Heal

Written By: Rachel Pagel, MS, LPC, CSAC, CS-IT “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me” never screamed as inaccurate to me in my childhood as it does to me today. We all know that words often hurt worse, they stay with us, they shape… Read more

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Mental Health and Adolescents

Written by: Timothy Freundl, MS, LPC In my previous two blogs I discussed positive psychology and happiness – two concepts that are related to each other under the mental health umbrella. Trying to foster both of these early in the lifespan (adolescence) is important for optimal development and overall well-being…. Read more

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Managing Disappointment

Written by: Lauri Doepke, MS, LPC, NCC Experiencing feelings of disappointment throughout life is inevitable. Things don’t go as planned, as we envision them going, or as we hope/expect them to; we misinterpret things, people let us down, situations disappoint. Disappointment is an icky feeling that generally stems from developing… Read more

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Summer Negative Behavior in Children

Written by Shannon Schaefer, Ph.D. This time of year, behavioral health specialists often get calls from concerned parents who are perplexed by the negative behaviors witnessed in their children. They report being confused that during the summer (when finally most kids have less stress and are able to enjoy the… Read more

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Celebrities Reducing the Stigma

Written by Stacy Stefaniak Luther, Psy.D., LPC One positive that has come from the popularity of social media is the fast spreading news from and about celebrities. Not gossip, but rather celebrities using social media to advocate for mental health. The stigma associated with mental health is still palpable. I… Read more

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Going Home

Written by Stacy Stefaniak Luther, Psy.D., LPC Most people have a favorite holiday.  A time of the year filled with magical memories and excitement. For me, it has always been the 4th of July. My hometown does a week-long celebration and the local community joins in as well. 4 fireworks… Read more

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