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From Panic to Peace

By Lauren Steffes (originally published on our affiliate site, The Mental Well) These past few months have been some of the most difficult many of us have ever experienced. From escalating racial tensions, a divisive presidential elections, and, of course, the COVID-19 pandemic, modern-day living seemed to morph into a crisis of apocalyptic proportions from …

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Freshman Depression: Making Sure Your Child is Ready for College

Ilene Federman, LCSW-C “Can we screen you for Depression?” That’s the first question ten thousand incoming freshmen will be met with as they move into their dorms on the campus of UCLA later this summer.  In response to the skyrocketing number of cases involving depression in young people, UCLA has launched the Depression Grand Challenge, …

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Freshman Depression: Making Sure Your Child is Ready for College

“Can we screen you for Depression?”

That’s the first question ten thousand incoming freshmen will be met with as they move into their dorms on the campus of UCLA later this summer.

In response to the skyrocketing number of cases involving depression in young people, UCLA has launched the Depression Grand Challenge, an initiative that will help researchers study causes and treatments of this debilitating disease.

Suicide is NOT Painless

By Karen James, LCSW-C Suicide is a disaster. Certainly for the survivors and often for our memories of the person we lose. Robin Williams’ death ended a brilliant gift, left a grieving family, and affected the nation. Tributes, memories and discussions were everywhere—in the media and in personal discussions. He was a larger-than-life figure and …

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