Articles

Below are some useful articles written by past & present employees.

Cultivating Loving Kindness Through Meditation

Monday, November 14th, 2016

What is loving kindness? Loving-kindness is described by Hoffman, Grossman, Hinton (2011) as a mental state of unselfish and unconditional kindness for all beings. Is this an ideal time for cultivating unconditional kindness? Yes, now is the perfect time. You may be asking yourself, how do I begin cultivating more kindness? One option is participating […]

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Suicide Awareness & Prevention

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

By:  Laura Gutierrez, MA Statistics on Suicide Major depression is the foremost cause of disability in the United States and it is often referred to as the “common cold” of mental illness and a condition that typically precedes suicidal ideation. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention the rate of suicide is highest among […]

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Easing the ‘Back to School’ Transition

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

As your child transitions back to school, you might experience worries, fears and challenges. As a parent, you have watched your child grow from a dependent innocent toddler to a unique independent and self-sufficient human being. It can be hard to hand that control over to the school and people we might not know. Additionally, […]

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Increasing Parent/Child Connectivity

Monday, July 18th, 2016

Summertime is a great time to reconnect with your children! As I hit the trail for a quick jog I was engrossed in the beauty of Colorado at this time of year. For several moments I was flooded with visualizations of children and parents playing together. Suddenly I hear a boy yelling from inside his […]

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Men & Mental Health

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

Asking for help isn’t a sign of weakness, it’s a sign of strength! Did you know that one in every five American adults will experience a Mental Health issue in their lifetime, but only 44% of them will receive the necessary help? A large percentage of the people who do not seek out the necessary […]

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Emotion Regulation in the Wild World of Parenting

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

By:  Lauren Johnson, MSW A common uniting experience amongst parents is that we all feel overwhelmed at times. Being a parent is an amazing journey that can push our buttons and leave us feeling tired, stressed, and sometimes triggered. We all feel the pressure to be the best parent for our children and never really […]

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Healthy Coping & Holiday Stress

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

By:  Rachel Morici, LPC It is no mystery that the holidays can bring up depression, loss and overwhelming feelings. The effects are understandable; holidays bring about increased demands, pressure, financial stress and perhaps grief and longing, especially when we have lost a loved one. Let’s focus on what we can do to minimize the holiday […]

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Bullying: It’s Not Childsplay

Monday, October 12th, 2015

 By:  Lauren Johnson, MSW Bullying doesn’t just happen on the playground. Thanks to technology, it may be happening right under your nose.   Do you currently know a child or adolescent that is being bullied in school? Chances are you or someone close to you has experienced bullying behaviors as the National Center for Education […]

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Violence Prevention Begins with Knowledge

Monday, October 12th, 2015

  By:  Lauren Johnson, MSW October is Domestic Violence Awareness & National Bullying Prevention Month.   According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), violence in intimate relationships accounts for 15% of all violent crime. Many still think of domestic violence only as it relates to physical assaults, however violence  in intimate relationships often […]

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Suicide Prevention: What You Need to Know

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

By:  Mallory Crouch, LCSW Suicide can be an uncomfortable topic of conversation. Keep the lines of communication open and know the warning signs. You could save a life.   September is National Suicide Awareness and Prevention month. Did you know that suicide is the 11th leading cause of death in America? Suicide has become a […]

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