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A Champion for Childrens Mental Health at SAMHSA Moves On – His Leadership Will Be Missed

Posted on August 11, 2019
It has been a little over a month since I got the call from Gary Blau, Chief, Child,…
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Presidential Tone Deafness, Civility and Hope

Posted on July 29, 2019
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Coming Next Week – An Apology Letter to the Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee (ISMICC)

Posted on July 05, 2019
The Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee (ISMICC) met earlier this week, and after reviewing the agenda for the…
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Rookie Therapists, Rookie Family Support

Posted on June 28, 2019
“Thank you for the opportunity to work with your son,” the therapist said at our last appointment. “I’ve learned so…
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Schools in England Teach Mindfulness. Where Does the U.S. Stand?

Posted on June 21, 2019
In February 2019, Damien Hinds, the British Secretary of Education, announced that students nationwide would be gradually introduced to…
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The Case for School-Based Mindfulness Programs

Posted on June 11, 2019
We know the world is a stressful place. Our children deal with tremendous amounts of stress from mental health…
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A Mother Responds to Childhood Trauma and a Family Begins to Heal

Posted on June 07, 2019
Morning Zen Guest Blog Post ~ Deborah Sheffield (Originally posted 3/9/15) Last week we featured a Morning Zen post from…
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For Best Results, Engagement Comes First

Posted on May 31, 2019
“Have you ever stuck a foreign object up your nose?” It’s a curious inquiry – one that you might expect…
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The Research Gap: How the Gun Debate Distracts Us from Supporting Survivors of Mass Shootings

Posted on April 12, 2019
A shooter terrorizes a college campus; dozens are hurt, several are dead. You can hear a pin drop as…