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…

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…

Factors That Increase the Risk of Depression in Teen Boys
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Factors That Increase the Risk of Depression in Teen Boys

While it’s true that teen depression seems to impact girls more often, teen boys certainly aren’t immune.  In fact, the mental health statistics surrounding teenagers might even be slightly skewed because many young men are afraid to admit they’re struggling. This is a problem when it comes to men and mental health, in general.  It’s…

The Connection Between ADHD and Anxiety: Why Your ADHD Child May Also Be Anxious
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The Connection Between ADHD and Anxiety: Why Your ADHD Child May Also Be Anxious

Did you know that nearly half of all children with ADHD also have some other type of mood disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, or learning disability? And that includes anxiety. Both ADHD and anxiety have a laundry list of symptoms to keep track of. But, as a parent, you might not automatically think your child is dealing…

Beyond Shyness: 7 Signs of Social Anxiety in Children
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Beyond Shyness: 7 Signs of Social Anxiety in Children

It’s not abnormal for children to be shy or even a bit nervous in social situations. The world is still new and they’re still learning appropriate ways to interact with others—especially adults. But it’s important to understand the difference between a shy child and one with social anxiety. We often think of social anxiety as…