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Dr. Ellen Braaten is associate director of The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds.

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May 11, 2015

Families

TV Doesn’t (Necessarily) Make Kids Fat

Here are three recent headlines that got me thinking:

“Watching one hour of TV per day increases risk for obesity by 50%”

“Watching TV for Just an Hour a Day Can Mak

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May 11, 2015

Families

Spring Suicide: An (Un)Likely Combination?

Intro music written and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.
Outro music arranged and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.

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May 7, 2015

Families

Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day: A Letter From Dr. Beresin

Today, May 7, 2015, we celebrate Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day.

I say “celebrate” because we all need to rejoice in a child’s mental health.

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April 22, 2015

Grade School

What Is Separation Anxiety?

Intro music written and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.
Outro music arranged and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.

Sarah sits on the couch, clutching her stuffed bear.

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April 22, 2015

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Earth Day 2015

Then can I walk beside you
I have come here to lose the smog
And I feel to be a cog in something turning
Well maybe it is just the time of year
Or maybe it’s the t

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April 15, 2015

Families

DSM-5: What Happened to Asperger’s?

Billy was an intelligent, 12-year-old boy who excelled at math, and loved Japanese anime.  He could talk incessantly about World of Warcraft, and impressed adults with his knowledge of geography.

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May 11, 2015

Families

TV Doesn’t (Necessarily) Make Kids Fat

Here are three recent headlines that got me thinking:

“Watching one hour of TV per day increases risk for obesity by 50%”

“Watching TV for Just an Hour a Day Can Mak

View More...

May 11, 2015

Families

Spring Suicide: An (Un)Likely Combination?

Intro music written and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.
Outro music arranged and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.

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May 7, 2015

Families

Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day: A Letter From Dr. Beresin

Today, May 7, 2015, we celebrate Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day.

I say “celebrate” because we all need to rejoice in a child’s mental health.

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April 22, 2015

Grade School

What Is Separation Anxiety?

Intro music written and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.
Outro music arranged and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.

Sarah sits on the couch, clutching her stuffed bear.

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April 22, 2015

Hot Topics

Earth Day 2015

Then can I walk beside you
I have come here to lose the smog
And I feel to be a cog in something turning
Well maybe it is just the time of year
Or maybe it’s the t

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April 15, 2015

Families

DSM-5: What Happened to Asperger’s?

Billy was an intelligent, 12-year-old boy who excelled at math, and loved Japanese anime.  He could talk incessantly about World of Warcraft, and impressed adults with his knowledge of geography.

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May 11, 2015

Podcasts

Spring Suicide: An (Un)Likely Combination?

Intro music written and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.
Outro music arranged and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.

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April 22, 2015

Podcasts

What Is Separation Anxiety?

Intro music written and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.
Outro music arranged and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.

Sarah sits on the couch, clutching her stuffed bear.

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February 27, 2015

Podcasts

The Plight Of Homeless Children In The United States

This blog post is part of series in collaboration with the Lesley University Child Homelessness Initiative (CHI).

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February 13, 2015

Podcasts

Anorexia Nervosa And Access To Care

This blog post is part of a series entitled Real Lives, Real Stories: Personal Experiences With Mental Illness.

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January 9, 2015

Podcasts

Beyond Sexual Assault

This blog post is part of a series entitled Real Lives, Real Stories: Personal Experiences With Mental Illness.

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