Twelve Tips For Special Needs and the Long, Long Summer – By Dr. Lorna Bradley

You have fixed all the bounds of the earth; you made summer and winter. (Psalms 74:17 NRS) I told a lie. I didn’t mean to, but it just happened. I suppose I wanted to fit in with the other moms. Peer pressure is a powerful force, even for parents. I was picking my son up from school toward the end of the year in second…

Fight Stigma: Separating Fact From Fiction About Borderline Personality Disorder – By Karyn Hall, PhD

Stigma can be devastating to individuals who are already struggling with intensely painful emotions. Often myths about BPD further perpetuate isolation and self-loathing. Here are a few of the most common myths surrounding BPD. Myth: Individuals with BPD Are Dangerous. Individuals with BPD are some of the most caring individuals, with intense emotions that arise quickly. They can anger quickly and be expressive with their anger. These…

The Benefits of a Pet – By Madeline Stiers

Animals are a great way to combat the struggles experienced by many people suffering from a mental health illness, especially depression. There can be a strong bond between owners and pets that brings joy to our lives. There is a sense of relatedness that can be gained from having a cat or a dog which can then help us to understand other relationships in our…

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