Teen Social Media and Mental Health: Understanding the Impact

Teen Social Media and Mental Health: Understanding the Impact

As you navigate the ever-evolving landscape of social media, it’s important to consider its impact on mental health, especially among teens. With platforms like Instagram, TikTok, and Snapchat becoming virtual extensions of daily life, understanding the correlation between screen time and psychological well-being has never been more crucial. Research indicates that teens spending more than…

GIVE Skill: Building Bridges of Connection
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GIVE Skill: Building Bridges of Connection

In the realm of emotional intelligence, the GIVE skill shines as a true gem. GIVE, a fundamental component of DBT, stands for Gentle, Interested, Validating, and Easy manner. This powerful skill serves as a bridge of connection in your interpersonal interactions, allowing you to navigate conflicts and build meaningful relationships. How to Practice the GIVE…

DBT: Four Stages of Treatment
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DBT: Four Stages of Treatment

What is DBT and what does it treat? Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) was founded in the late 1980s by Dr. Marsha M. Linehan, a psychologist and researcher. It was initially developed to treat individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder who experience intense emotional dysregulation, unstable relationships, and impulsive behavior. Over time, DBT has been adapted to…

Navigating Emotions: Understanding Emotional Dysregulation and Distress Tolerance
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Navigating Emotions: Understanding Emotional Dysregulation and Distress Tolerance

Emotions are an integral part of the human experience, they inform us about the world around us and what’s important to us, and they can be incredibly powerful forces that shape our thoughts and behaviors. However, managing emotions is a skills that few of us are actually taught growing up. For many people managing, emotions…

How Do We Manage “Re-Entry Anxiety”
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How Do We Manage “Re-Entry Anxiety”

How Do We Manage “Re-Entry Anxiety?” How it Developed and Tips on How to Reduce It By Shannan Blum, LMFT, CCATP-CA   It’s everywhere right now. Can y’all feel it? Kids are hummin’ with it, Moms and Dads are feelin’ it, too. Employers are not exempt, either! It’s the mix and presence of both hopeful…

HALT to Manage Tough Emotions
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HALT to Manage Tough Emotions

Many of our behaviors stem from something deeper, so take a moment to HALT and check in with yourself. ⁠ Step back and evaluate, “Am I feeling…”⁠ ⁠ Hungry. (Do I need something?) -Find what will fill you.⁠ ⁠ Hunger can be either physical or emotional. We generally feel bad when we are hungry. You…

Does Your Kid Have Grit? – 5 Essential Characteristics and Why They Need Them
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Does Your Kid Have Grit? – 5 Essential Characteristics and Why They Need Them

When you hear the word “grit,” what comes to mind?  Now, think of it in terms of people—specifically, children. You’ll probably associate it with being tough or having the ability to pick yourself up and dust yourself off.  There is a lot of talk surrounding kids these days, and their lack of grit. In essence,…