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Category Archives: Anxiety Management

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Holiday Blues: Top 3 Ways to Cope When You Are Lonely

-Mayah Taylor, MA Holidays can be a time filled with much joy and happiness. It is a time centered around togetherness and being with your family and friends. For some people the holiday season  means that their social calendar is bursting with family reunions, holiday parties, and other holiday related social events. The holiday season […]

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A Teen’s Guide to Coping with Mental Health

-Mayah Taylor, MA Being a teen can be hard. There are many arduous things going on during this cycle of life from worrying about making the grade to changes in your body to coping with the varying emotions inside you. The range of emotions teens can experience while still developing can oftentimes be overwhelming and […]

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Teens and Self-Injurious Behavior: What You Need to Know

-Mayah Taylor Self injury is best defined as the act of deliberately destroying body tissue at times to change a way of feeling. Self injury can occur in the absence of any intent to die. Self injury or self injurious behaviors has increased in frequency in adolescents. Teens appear to be the hardest hit population […]

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Grief vs. Depression: Do you know the difference?

-Mayah Taylor Grief and depression are two terms that often get confused to mean the same thing. They are often used interchangeably which is also incorrect. It’s important to know the difference between the two as grief is generally what’s considered a normal reaction to a major loss, and depression is generally what indicates the […]

Tip of the day

Tip of the day: Face them.

Grief, loss, suffering, and even depression.  -The dark nights of the soul-only worsen when we try to ignore, deny or avoid them. The healing journey begins when we start to face them and learn how to work with them. -Jack Kornfield

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Does Using Social Media Make You Lonely?

By Mayah Taylor, MA Since the beginning of the internet, pundits agree that social media has created a way to connect millions of people across the globe with each other through the internet and various electronic devices like computers and smartphones. Today’s social media consists of the popular Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat to name […]

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Alone in the Crowd: Teenagers and Loneliness

-Mayah Taylor, MA In teenagers, loneliness is an emotion that is frequently experienced throughout their developing years. Many teens around the world struggle with loneliness. Loneliness can be caused by numerous reasons stemming from social awkwardness to bullying. Loneliness can pose a significant problem for teens on a mental and physical level. This loneliness, if […]

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Signs Your Child Is Being Bullied and What to Do About It

-Mayah Taylor, MA Bullying is an intentional, aggressive and repeated behavior that involves an imbalance of power or strength. Bullying has fast become a hot button topic in our society over the last decade. I’m sure you’ve seen the countless stories of children and teens who have harmed themselves or have taken their own life […]

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4 Ways to Help Your Teen Succeed in School

-Mayah Taylor, MA Parents play a crucial role in the success of teens in school by being informed and lending a little support and guidance. The middle and high school years can be stressful and challenging for a teen. Even though teens are seeking independence, parental involvement is an important ingredient and the foundation for […]


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