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Kids in Control – Video Series

The video below is designed to help children learn strategies to take care of themselves, covering topics from our Kids in Control groups. They are intended for children ages 8 to 12 who have a family member with mental illness, but they are helpful for other children as well. Reference: Kids in Control ‘Caring for […]

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Anxiety Management during COVID-19

  According to Center for Clinical Interventions, feeling tense, stressed, and worried at certain times, when under pressure, is a normal human response. Everybody feels anxious from time to time. Anxiety becomes a problem when it is intense and prolonged, and when it starts to get in the way of day-to-day functioning. In the face […]

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The Glass Half-Full

  In this time of uncertainty, it’s good to have a “Glass Half-Full” mentality and to maintain a positive outlook on life. We are being pulled and tugged in many different directions, which is impacting our mental health and making it very difficult to consistently maintain a positive mind set. However, by expanding and growing […]

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The Effects of Isolation on Mental Health in the Time of COVID-19

  We are social creatures and being isolated could have a strong effect on our well-being. Zlatin Ivanov believes that, “All our systems, including social, psychological and biological, have developed around social groups and interaction with one another and social isolation often brings the negative effects of loneliness, anxiety, and sometimes depression.” During this time […]

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Shame versus Guilt When Speaking to Children

Understanding the difference between shame and guilt can help identify and make sense of the emotions that come up for us. Shame and guilt can make us feel differently about ourselves and our situation.  According to “Building Social Emotional Resiliency in Children: An Outline of Mental Wellness Activities”, Guilt is when we can say to ourselves […]

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A mother’s regret: She helped save his life, then he took away her daughter | CBC News

A mother’s regret is not easily forgotten.  Regret has the potential to rain out an abundance of guilt and blame.  Yet, Lisa Lake continues to move forward with surrounded by resilient caring, compassion and deep love for her daughter.  Where is Cortney Lake’s body?  Intimate partner violence can debilitate families for years.  Below, we share […]

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Puppets with Giggles Webinar

“You are invited to join this webinar and bring along your own puppet if you have one! A common theme noticed among people with a puppet or those who want to get one is they have no idea how to use it in a “useful” manner or make it come “alive”. In this workshop adults […]

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Self-Care

  Self-care is recommended in our daily lives to promote our mental, emotional and physical health. There is a lot more emphasis on self-care in the present time than there has ever been in the past. The focus used to be on taking yearly vacations, spa days and indulging on shopping trips however, these acts […]

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Relationship and Communication

  Communication is an essential part of any healthy relationship. Healthy communication lets individuals to deal with conflict better and help them to build stronger relationships. We often do not know what healthy communication is and how we can use it in our partnerships. Communication is the tool to express yourself to someone else and […]

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Healthy Families Maintaining a Schedule

  COVID-19 has thrown many of us off of our daily routine.  Daily routines look different for all of us, and even those who believe they do not have a schedule or routine may still feel a shift in their “normal.”  We cannot underestimate the importance of maintaining or creating a schedule for ourselves and […]

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