Month: October 2015

Don’t cry, run: Exercise can help bullied teens

Bullying has continued to evolve and branched out into cyberspace, while children continue to be tormented by others at school; outcast by students. In 2011 alone, stopbullying.gov reported 28 percent of U.S. students in grade six through 12 experienced bullying. Fortunately, there may be a new way to help children deal with the effects of …

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Building a community of support after substance abuse treatment

Billy Crystal once said, “Kids need a happy household. They need to be loved and supported in their dreams. And I don’t think you can make your kids’ dreams your own. They need you to support them in their dreams.” No matter what the age, people will always need support in the place they call …

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After school special: How substance abuse hacks the brain

In the mind of a worried parent, the child faces a plethora of traps to succumb to substance abuse with drugs and alcohol. Not just at or after school, teenagers can fall to peer pressure, advertisements from media and un-informed curiosity. Parents and teenagers need to be educated on the powerful effects of substance abuse …

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Mental health for students far from home: Jamais vu with culture shock

The excitement of traveling abroad for vacation can be surreal, but the experience can be different for students who study abroad. In a new city, at a new school, with new friends and an entirely different culture, students may face sudden and daunting culture shock. Science of culture shock Studying abroad for many students is …

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Give a little love: The need for compassion

Theodore Roosevelt once wisely stated that, “Knowing what’s right doesn’t mean much unless you do what’s right.” This quote rings true in today’s society as bullying is a prime example of cruelty. Compassion is an important quality and solution in helping students deal with cruelty and bullying. Compassion in schools The National Center for Education …

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Mental health for students far from home: Keeping mentally healthy far away

Dad: I know you’ve been at school a few months now, how goes it? David: It’s fine, I guess; just nerve-wracking. School is just so tough right now. Dad: You shouldn’t worry about it, okay? The real world is much more difficult and you can’t handle college? David: Okay, I guess so. Word of advice… …

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