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Emerging Breakthrough of Positive Psychology on Recovery

“The aim of positive psychology is to catalyze a change in psychology from a preoccupation only with repairing the worst things in life to also building the best qualities in life.”  -Martin Seligman, American psychologist, educator, and self-help author Principles of positive psychology and other strengths-based treatment philosophies are driving approaches in recovery from addiction […]

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How Do I Ask for Help When I’m Feeling Overwhelmed?

When we feel overwhelmed, reaching out for help can be challenging. Sometimes, we do not want to admit that things are problematic and becoming complicated. Other times, we might not know where to turn for help. Finding support when dealing with problems at home might make us feel alienated. We might feel as though no […]

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How Can I Teach My Kid to Cope With Stress?

As kids grow into adulthood, we can teach them ways to cope with the stress of everyday life and build resiliency. Kids can struggle to control their emotions, which might cause them to be overreactive during situations that have solutions. Some events might seem like “the end of the world” to our kids. As adults, […]

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The Importance of the Words We Speak

The way that we express ourselves can have an impact. However, we might not be aware of how impactful our words can be on another’s feelings. In our culture today, with options for sharing our thoughts or opinions with the world quickly, we might dismiss the power of our words.  The Stigma of Recovery While […]

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Will Discussing Suicidal Thoughts Harm My Child?

Suicidal ideations are a serious sign that something is going wrong. When children and teens talk about suicide, we might not know how to respond or what steps to take as parents. We might worry that talking about suicidal thoughts will “encourage” or “reinforce” these thoughts. This is a common misconception about ideations. We will […]