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Spring Suicide: An (Un)Likely Combination?

Suicide is more common in the spring than in the winter. It's been known for over 50 years.

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Boy Aggression & Girl Aggression are Becoming the Same Thing (Fatherly)

Girls are getting into the hitting game. The reasons for it aren't simple, but they're understandable.

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April 25, 2018

Families

When Survival is Not at Stake: Explaining the Mystery of Panic Disorder

Imagine you’re crossing a street and are almost hit by a massive Mack® truck.

You jump out of the way.

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April 17, 2018

Families

Apps That Got Me Through School

Like many millennials, I consider myself an early adopter of new technology. I happen to own an iPhone, so I find myself pleasantly scrolling through the “Today” column on the Apple App Store.

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April 13, 2018

Families

What is ADHD?

One of The Clay Center’s our biggest partners related to child and adolescent health is the MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC), which provides treatment and services for children of a

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April 13, 2018

Families

What is Dyslexia?

One of The Clay Center’s our biggest partners related to child and adolescent health is the MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC), which provides treatment and services for children of a

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April 10, 2018

Families

The Power of Music: To Feel, Heal, and Connect

The best music is essentially something to provide you to face the world with.

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March 29, 2018

Hot Topics

Teen and Parent Misconceptions about Driving and Marijuana

Friends don’t let friends drive drunk.

AdCouncil (1983)

We all remember this slogan.

It was coined at the launch of the Drunk Driving Campaign.

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February 24, 2018

Hot Topics

Why Activism Is Good For Teens — And The Country

When I was a ninth grader in 1964, I was suspended from school for selling peace buttons for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.

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February 15, 2018

Hot Topics

Another Shooting – An Important Moment to Comfort and Talk With Our Kids

Perhaps the hardest, certainly the saddest, and without question the most frustrating thing about sharing this post is that we have shared it now agai

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February 2, 2018

Hot Topics

The Psychological Effects of the Flu

I call my mom once or twice a week to check in. When I called her yesterday, she took a second or two longer to speak than usual. Then, when she did speak, she sounded pretty awful.

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February 22, 2018

Clay Center TV

Family: Stories of Adoption

According to the Urban Dictionary, a family is “a group of people…who genuinely love, trust, care about, and look out for each other… REAL family is a bondage that cannot be broken by any mea

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February 21, 2018

Clay Center TV

Shrinking It Down: Emotional Eating (Season 1, Episode 8)

You can also listen to this podcast on SoundCloud, Stitcher, and iTunes. 

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Emotional eating occurs when we use food as a coping mechanism to deal with the stresses in life.

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