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How to be an advocate for mental health and wellness
How do you stand up for mental wellness for yourself and for others? We should think about how we talk about mental health, how we look out for our own menta...
What To Do During Summer Months?
Keeping typical children busy during the summer is a difficult task. Doing the same with a special needs child or a child affected by autism is even more difficult and daunting! Much needs to be considered and reviewed to meet the child’s unique needs, capabilities, and interests, all while keeping them busy and pushing them towards their goals Parents should address the following What services are needed to maintain and develop skills? Does your child regress without some sort of intervention or activity? What activities does your child enjoy that will also help reach his/her current IEP (Individualized Education Program) goals? What is the right combination of seasonal activities and therapy hours to help your child…
How to Use Exercise to Manage Depression « Mental Health
If you’re dealing with depression and have been disappointed to find that antidepressants aren’t as effective as you’d hoped, you’re [...]
Surgeon jumps from bridge after divorce from TV personality wife
A top local surgeon and the ex-husband of ABC News’ chief women’s health correspondent killed himself by leaping off the George Washington Bridge, it was reported Sunday. Dr. Robert Ash…
5 Tips for Preventing Marriage Burnout
Unrealistic ideas of "happily ever after" can ruin a good relationship.
How you can help prevent TBI — Human Performance Resource Center
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a condition that can result from experiencing a blow or a jolt to the...
Why Dating Can Be Difficult When You Have a Mental Illness
"Relationships are complicated. Mental illness can make it that much more complicated."
Codependency 101: What Does Being Codependent Mean?
Are you codependent? If so, there are probably some things you have a tough time accepting about human nature and relationships. On the other hand, perhaps you’re not sure what codependent means, in which case, let’s begin with some basics Codependents need to be needed. They believe making oneself invaluable to another is the pathway to love. It isn’t. It’s the pathway to becoming a doormat, to being taken advantage of and to becoming a target of abuse. When someone loves you and you love them, you want to be with each other (interdependence). You don’t need to be with each other (dependence). The former is a mutual coming together. The latter is tinged with urgency and desperation. Codependents may have difficulty being alone, feel unworthy of being loved and a fear of…
Beyond the Miracle, July 2017
It's monsoon season in Tucson - be sure to check out the Serenity Cam to see some amazing sunrises and sunsets I've worked at Sierra Tucson for over 16 years and hearing from you never gets old. Your stories continue to remind me that life doesn't stop delivering its trials and tribulations; it is how you choose to respond that matters most. I've found that those who do not take their recovery for granted have a more graceful approach to life; I believe their secret is "awe." They don't wait for yearly anniversaries to recognize accomplishments; they choose to live in awe by embracing the miracles of the moment. Many years ago, I shared my experience in "Beyond the Miracle" of how a little girl I encountered embraced the miracle of the moment:…