A Letter – My Truest Love

Provided by: Kristen Brown, MSW, LCSW Recently a very special teenager shared with me the following letter she had written along her journey.  She asked that her name be withheld but expressed hope that her message could be shared in a way that might make a difference for others. “My… Read more

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Maternal Depression and Suicide

Written by: Stacy Luther, LPC-IT Recently, the Washington Post shared the story of a family with young children who lost their mother to suicide after a miscarriage. In the immediate days following this miscarriage, this mother told family members that she felt she had let her husband down, blamed herself,… Read more

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Pregnancy and Loss

Written by: Stacy Luther, LPC-IT October 15th is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. For some, this is just another day. For those who have lost an infant during pregnancy, birth, or during the first few years of life, there can be a black cloud hanging over this day. We… Read more

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How to Help Children Cope with Tragedy

Written By: Ellie Probst Life is known to throw curve balls every so often and explaining and understanding said curveballs could make life even more difficult. Knowing some tragedies are inevitable, it is best to know how to address these to yourself, but more importantly, children. Certain tragedies such as… Read more

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Neurodiversity

Written by: Stacy Luther, LPC-IT There is a growing movement for society to gain additional perspective about neurological (brain and its systems) development and the acceptance of the diversity that exists in brain development. Neurodiversity is a perspective in which differences in brain development are viewed as something that has… Read more

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Coping with Tragedy

Written by: Stacy Luther, LPC-IT When bad things happen it is ok to feel bad. Often, we are told not to “worry about it” or “it won’t happen” to us. Statistically, there is some truth to the “it won’t happen” statement. But when faced with questions of survival, we naturally… Read more

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Seasonal Affective Disorder

Written by: Ellie Probst Typically in the months of October to March the weather gets cold and the days become shorter. Many people note a difference in their mood in the winter versus this summer. When this impacts daily life, we begin to consider the cause may be Seasonal Affective… Read more

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