Articles containing: fear

Kindness And Empathy In The Face of Terror: Lessons From Our Children

June 15, 2017

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In the immediate days following the Marathon Bombing on April 15, 2013, I, like thousands of others in our community, was moved to seek some way to be of help.

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Another Shooting – Another Opportunity To Comfort And Talk With Our Kids

June 2, 2017

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So far in 2017,  there have been 138 mass shootings, nearly one a day since the beginning of the year, resulting in at least 161 deaths and 533 injuries.

Who wouldn’t be shocked and terrified by this statistic? Anyone reading that would come to the alarming conclusion that our country is not a very safe place.

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How Scary Is Too Scary?

October 18, 2016

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

Here is my most vivid memory of Halloween:

I’m 8 years old. I have, to my father’s delight, developed an affinity for the “creature-features” that appear on the old UHF stations every Saturday from 10 AM to noon.

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Helping Your Kids Following Yet Another Terrorist Attack

March 22, 2016

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In light of today’s attack in Brussels, Belgium, we are re-posting this blog we wrote last November (just five months ago) in response to the tragedy that befell Paris. Our hearts go out to the families of those who lost their lives in this most recent nonsensical act of violence.

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Specific Phobias

October 15, 2015

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Intro music written and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.
Outro music written and performed by Jay Himmelstein, MD and David Kaye, MD. Dr. Himmelstein is professor of family medicine and community health at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and Dr. Kaye is professor of psychiatry at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

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Beyond Sexual Assault

January 9, 2015

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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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Containing Hysteria About Infectious Disease: How To Talk With Your Kids About Ebola

October 2, 2014

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On September 30th, the first case of Ebola was diagnosed in the United States. The patient, who is currently being treated in Dallas, had recently traveled to Liberia, and was back in the country for a few days before symptoms began.

Understandably, the coverage of this news is pervasive.

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Lockdowns: Good Or Bad?

September 26, 2014

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“When there’s a lockdown and they tell me to go under the table, if there’s a window open next to my desk, I’m going out that window.  There’s no way I’m sticking around.

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What If My Child Has An Anxiety Disorder?

September 18, 2013

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Seth just started driving, and he’s actually doing pretty well.  The written test was a breeze, and on the streets around his house he’s relatively comfortable.  He even volunteered to drive his little sister to the mall.  His parents, while suffering a bit of the normal worries that any parent of a new driver would have, are delighted.

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How To Talk To Your Little Ones About Terrorism

September 18, 2013

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After September 11, 2001, lots of little kids across the nation asked some variation of the same question:

“Mommy, why did the bad guys attack us?”

Kids tend to look for patterns, especially when they’re frightened, so some kids likely took this inquiry even a step further:

“Daddy, why do the bad guys hate us?”

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