Archive | July, 2013

The Launch of a Great Program to Help Kids with Mental Illnesses

Originally posted on Bipolar Bandit:
A Very Hopeful Program Available to Young Adults Regarding Mental Illness  On June 3rd I wrote an article entitled “There is Hope: Mental Health Conference at White House” One of the things discussed at the conference was that “National broadcasters in July are starting a campaign to let people know that…

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Solvent Abuse-What is It?

In ACS’ Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Program (ASAT) it is common to hear teens share about the different substances they use to get “high”. Top among these substances are items that can easily be found around the house- solvents/inhalants. Household solvents can be very dangerous if used to get high and the highest risk group […]

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Apps for Mastering Your Mood

Originally posted on Health & Family:
“How do you feel?” can be a surprisingly difficult question to answer, but new apps are making it possible to track the ups and downs of your emotional weather as easily as EKGs graph heart rate. New fitness devices allow you to track your heart rate, the amount of…

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ACS Welcomes New Program for LGBTQQ Youth

Letter to the Community By: Philippe Rey, PsyD, ACS Executive Director Dear Community Friends, Since becoming the Executive Director of Adolescent Counseling Services (ACS) in 2004, my leadership decisions regarding agency growth, change, and development have always been guided by the primary reasons why ACS began in the first place. ACS was conceived in 1975, […]

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Helicopter Parenting-What Experts and Teens Think

Source: http://yourteenmag.com/2012/04/helicopter-parents-3/ Haven’t we all had a helicopter moment? Perhaps it was a note to a teacher, protesting a grade or a call to a coach, insisting our teenager get to play in next week’s game. Maybe it was helping too much with an English paper or wrangling an invitation to a party. Whatever the […]

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Common Mistakes Parents Make When Disciplining Their Teen

Source: radicalparenting.com By: Radical Parenting Intern What does it really mean when teens ‘misbehave’, do something ‘wrong’ or ‘mess-up.’ I think that all parents have a fundamental dilemma when thinking about ‘punishing’ their children. Some… Parents Take Their Children’s Mistakes Personally The first part of this argument is that many parents take their children’s mistakes […]

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