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Through My Eyes -DJ

By DJ, a local elementary school student “How is distance learning going? Ummm, it's been going..I don't know. It's mostly miserable. And stressful--the assignments and having to remember to do classes. In real school, there's a teacher there in person to make you do...

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April is the Month of Awareness

By Meghan Heffner While April signifies a time of renewal and extra sunshine, April is also dedicated to bringing light to the realities of sexually transmitted infections (STI), sexual assault, and alcohol abuse. Unfortunately, these three have much more in common...

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Should I Let my Teen Drink in my Home?

By Taila Ward If you are the parent to a teenager, I am sure you have had the thought “maybe I should let my teen drink in my home, because at least I know they are safe and not out with friends or driving.” While this is true and is a way of controlling the...

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Self-Harm and Social Media

By Kristin Wanhala Social media continues to be a popular way for our young people to connect with one another.  During the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, social media has played an integral and vital part in maintaining connections with friends, classmates and simply the...

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Through My Eyes – HB

“As a senior in high school this is definitely not what I pictured it to be like. There have been pros and cons to distance learning throughout this year. Some of the positive things to come out of distance learning is more flexibility. When I was working I had more...

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The Link Between Substance Use and Self Harm

By Meghan Heffner Self-harm and substance abuse have a very complex relationship. Some would argue that substance use is a form of self-harm, and self-harm can become an addiction. According to Recovery Unplugged, self-harm can be defined as “purposeful and non-lethal...

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Now is the Time ~ Black History Month

“The time is always right to do what is right.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As we enter into Black History Month, we reflect on the powerful words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in his iconic ‘I Have a Dream’ speech. Dr. King begins his speech by acknowledging the...

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Importance of Family Connection ~ Substance Use Prevention

February is filled with candy hearts, boxes of chocolates, and red roses. However, most of us know that love is much more complex, real, and heartbreaking than your superficial Hallmark card. Lao Tzu captured the depth of what love is when he said, “Being deeply loved...

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Through My Eyes

College youth: Abby G. Like all students in 2020, college students were not immune to the challenges that came with modified learning environments. As a senior in college, it has been a new venture in learning and recruiting as I seek employment beyond graduation and...

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It’s the Most Stressful Time of Year!?

By: Meghan Heffner Relationships  We often hear that the holiday season is the “most wonderful time of the year,” but for so many the holidays are anything but wonderful, especially when there’s loss, trauma, unresolved issues and addiction. Robert Navarra, Psy.D....

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