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Identifying and Reducing the Stigma of Mental Illness

By Deborah Serani, Psy.D., author of Sometimes When I’m Sad One out of five children will experience a mental illness. And while we know that mental health disorders are largely neurobiological in origin, notions remain that laziness, not trying hard … Continue reading

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Children and Seasonal Affective Disorder

By Deborah Serani, Psy.D., author of Sometimes When I’m Sad Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a pattern of depressive symptoms that occur and then disappear with the changing of the seasons. SAD is sometimes called “winter depression” or “winter blues.” … Continue reading

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5 Ways Depression in Students Can Impact Learning

By Myles L. Cooley, Ph.D., author of A Practical Guide to Mental Health & Learning Disorders for Every Educator: How to Recognize, Understand, and Help Challenged (and Challenging) Students Succeed Depression is more than feeling sad: It is an altered … Continue reading

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Taming the Beast and Curtailing Screen Time

By Stephanie Filio The preteen and teen brain operates largely on emotion and feelings, which can get confusing during these years of rapid-fire hormones. Eventually, the brain gets so tired it surrenders and gives the green light to things like … Continue reading

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Identifying and Supporting Girls with Depression

By Stephanie Filio A recent Washington Post article grabbed the attention of educators by pointing out statistics that show a rising trend of depression in girls, and at alarmingly younger ages than before. One study showed that symptoms begin presenting … Continue reading

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