Teenagers

Anorexia Nervosa And Access To Care

February 28, 2017

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As we recognize National Eating Disorder Awareness Week here at The Clay Center, we hope the information we share will be both informative and useful.

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What Is Anorexia Nervosa?

February 27, 2017

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As we recognize National Eating Disorder Awareness Week here at The Clay Center, we hope the information we share will be both informative and useful. For even more information about eating disorders, and ways you can help make a difference in the life of a loved one or for yourself, please visit the National Eating Disorder Association website.

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8 Young Adult Books That Will Change The Way You Think About Mental Health

February 17, 2017

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The list below represents only a small sliver of the multitude of books that might help you and your teen talk about mental health issues—from the minor (anxiety about going off to college) to the major (depression and suicide).

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The Intense Power Of Love On Our Kids

February 14, 2017

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There was this song that came out when I was 13 years old.  It was by Dan Folgelberg, and I played it over and over again on my Pioneer turntable.  It went like this:

“Longer than there’s been fishes in the ocean.  Higher than any bird every flew.  Longer than there’s been stars up in the heavens.  I’ve been in love with you.

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How To Talk To Kids About The Executive Order On Immigration

February 6, 2017

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In child psychiatry, providing guidance on controversial issues is nothing new. There’s the routine stuff: screen time, and birth control, and curfews, and how much homework is maybe too much. There are also the tough ones. The Twin Towers came down. The Boston Marathon was bombed.

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The Lake Wales High School Keystone Project: A New Student-Faculty Design For A School Community

February 2, 2017

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Note from Gene – February 2017

I wrote this post over a year ago, reflecting on a powerful, ongoing relationship I’ve had with the community at Lake Wales High School in Lake Wales, Florida – with high school principal, Donna Dunson, and the students and faculty there.

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Call It Obamacare Or The Trump Act, I Just Want My Patients To Be Able To Get Care

January 26, 2017

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Sixteen-year-old Tommy is brought to the emergency room by his very worried mother. She describes a roughly one-month period in which Tommy is getting more and more irritable, isolating himself, failing academically.

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Bad Things Happen

January 19, 2017

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Bad things happen, and that’s a fundamental fact of life on this planet.

It’s not like we didn’t know this.  Since things have been happening to humans, there’ve been bad things happening to humans, and we’ve had to help our children to deal with them.

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An Encounter With The Unknown – From A Mother’s Lens

January 10, 2017

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

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Mending A House Divided: Bringing Peace And Good Will To The Holidays

December 22, 2016

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“A house divided against itself cannot stand.” I believe the government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved — I do not expect the house to fall — but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing or all the other.

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