National Bullying Prevention Month: What Makes a Bully a Bully?

October is National Bullying Prevention Month and while the topic is generally approached from the victim standpoint, we decided to look into the psychology of a bully to answer questions like “how are bullies made?”—and more importantly, “what can we do to prevent a child from becoming a bully?”. It’s important to address this issue …

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Back to School Tips for Parents

School and mental health are closely intertwined, and yet back to school tips for parents and teachers often fail to address the ways that you should monitor—and address—mental health issues that develop in children and teens. Acknowledging mental health issues in students is instrumental in providing youth with the support that they need to have …

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Should Recovering Addicts Date Each Other

Should recovering addicts date each other? It’s a question we get a lot, and unsurprisingly so.  An estimated 22 million Americans—about 9% of the country’s population—are in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction. And many of them have pursued treatment through group-focused recovery options, including Alcoholics Anonymous and inpatient and outpatient treatment centers.    During recovery, …

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