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HUBweek 2018: Raising Healthy Children

September 19, 2018

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HUBweek is nearly here!

 

HUBweek Raising Healthy Children Lineup

The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds is proud to host a series of free, interactive sessions focused on raising healthy children for a resilient future generation at Boston’s 4th annual HUBweek.

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Let’s Talk About “Eighth Grade”

August 8, 2018

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Lots of things crossed my mind as I cringed and smiled my way through Bo Burnham’s amazing new film, Eighth Grade.

First – and this particular sentiment was a near-constant refrain – I found myself swimming in gratitude that I was no longer in 8th grade myself.

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

July 8, 2018

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Perhaps the hardest, certainly the saddest, and without question the most frustrating thing about sharing this blog post is that we have shared it now again and again over the past few years. Please do not allow the frequency of events like today’s awful news to ever seem routine.

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Shrinking It Down: When Nightmares Become Reality in the U.S. (Special Episode)

June 22, 2018

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In research that’s been done about kids’ fears, the most frightening thing is losing or being left without a parent.

Through the events at the U.S.

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Is Our Culture Skeptical of Mental Healthcare Itself?

June 18, 2018

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“Dear Dr. Schlozman: This psychiatry course convinces even the biggest skeptics.”

This comment, entirely well meaning, is also deceptively profound.  Whenever I sit down to discuss the variations of stigma with regard to mental health, I think first of this comment.

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The Immediacy of Digital Media: For Better or Worse?

May 29, 2018

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It was Patriot’s Day in Massachusetts.

I was meeting with a film maker about a possible collaboration on a documentary. We were interested in the impact of digital media on youth.

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Shrinking It Down: Kids, Marches, and Media (Season 1, Episode 14)

May 16, 2018

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Recently, youth-driven marches such as ‘March for Our Lives’ have received extensive media coverage.

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Reality TV Literacy: Distinguishing What’s Really Real

May 3, 2018

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In 2014, Dr. Holly Peek published an essay on the MGH Clay Center Website discussing the strange world of reality TV. She began with a description of Kim Kardashian’s preparations for the birth of her first child.

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Shrinking It Down: Navigating the System (Season 1, Episode 13)

May 2, 2018

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We’re not going to pretend it isn’t so. If you’re seeking mental or behavioral health services for your child, it can be tricky and frustrating trying to navigate the system. But resources are available.

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Teen and Parent Misconceptions about Driving and Marijuana

March 29, 2018

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Friends don’t let friends drive drunk.

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We all remember this slogan.

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

Since then, awareness of the serious risks of driving under the influence of alcohol are well known. And there have been significant changes in driving behavior.

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