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The Impact of School on Mental Health: Understanding its Importance for Students and the Effects of Bullying

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The school environment can have a profound impact on the mental well-being of students. Various factors including academic pressure, social dynamics, and school stressors can influence and sometimes negatively affect students’ mental health. Statistics show that mental health issues are prevalent among students. Studies indicate that 1 in 5 students experience a mental health problem […]

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The Top 9 Research-Based Reasons Social Media Affects Mental Health

In today’s digital age, social media has become an integral part of our lives. It has revolutionized the way we connect, communicate, and consume information. However, numerous studies have shown that excessive use of social media can have a profound impact on our mental health. In this blog post, we will explore the top nine […]

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9 Aspects of Gender Affirming Care In Residential Treatment for Young Adults

Gender-affirming residential treatment for young adults refers to a supportive and inclusive environment that recognizes and validates the gender identity and expression of individuals. More specifically the World Health Organization Gender Affirming health Care as any single or combination of a number of social, psychological, behavioral or medical (including hormonal treatment or surgery) interventions designed […]

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Therapeutic Consulting Association Hosts 2023 Annual Training

Back to News Therapeutic Consulting Association Hosts 2023 Annual Training Expert: Therapeutic Consulting Association Category: Blog Posts, Newsletters, Trainings Published: March 30, 2023 The Therapeutic Consulting Association (TCA) is proud to announce the success of its 2023 annual training event which took place on March 20th and 21st in Pittsfield, MA. The event brought together […]

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Substance Use & the DSM-5: How to Differentiate Problematic Use

Substance use is not an uncommon phenomenon. According to the CDC, around 50 percent of the population over the age of 12 have tried alcohol in the last month, 13 percent have used an “illicit drug”, and 12 percent have used marijuana. This trend is relatively consistent throughout the years […]

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Therapeutic Boarding Schools – State Licenses & National Accreditation

For the purposes of this blog, I am discussing the state and national accreditations which are tied to a health portion of the boarding schools. Any educational institution that is claiming to educate your child and give your child a diploma better have an academic accreditation. […]

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Life Skills for Autism: 5 Ways to Foster Independence in Your Teenager

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One of the most important things you can do for your autistic teenage child is help them foster a sense of independence. Showing them how to handle everyday tasks and providing opportunities to practice life skills can have a profoundly positive effect on their self-esteem and confidence. […]

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The Pros and Cons of Mission Outreach vs. Christian Residential Treatment

Within the Christian-based residential treatment, two general organizational models are present – the Mission Outreach Program, and the Christian Residential Treatment Center. This blog will share pros and cons of each which in turn reveals how different they are from one another.. […]

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Social Media and Depression in Teens: Red Flags & Tips for Parents

Social media and depression in teens

Social media has become a staple in the lives of many teenagers. It’s a great way to stay connected with friends and family, but it can also be a breeding ground for negative thoughts and emotions. For teens who are already struggling with depression, social media can exacerbate symptoms. […]

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