Month: August 2017

Recognizing, Accepting and Surviving Mental Health Challenges

“I’m Fine” Most of us have used the standard reply, “I’m fine” at a point in time when we were not mentally (or physically) well. We supply these safe responses, to discourage any potentially uncomfortable discussions about how we are functioning. As a person who has experienced anxiety and depression, I know that I have …

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Delaware schools embrace mental health needs of children

The Center for Child Development proudly partners with many schools in Delaware to provide mental health services. Children and families are suffering and so it makes sense to provide therapy where children spend most of their day. Do children really have problems? No, children don’t have problems. However, children are affected by the things that …

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It’s not about the stigma of mental health, it’s about getting access

In my experience, while the stigma of getting mental health services still exists, it’s not like it used to be. I’ve been in the field long enough to recall a time when no one would admit to going to counseling. The notion that one had depression, anxiety or some other condition that generated in the …

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