Mental Health & Wellness

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Holiday Spirit — Minus the Stress 
Your kids may need help rising to the occasion
We are reminded, every year at this time, how difficult holidays can be for people who are lonely or alone.

Enjoy the Hoildays More With Mindfulness
By Jill Emanuele, PhD Clinical Psychologist
Slow down and get more out of this busy season

Staying Close During Deployment
By Rachel and Ryan Ehmke
Staying connected during deployment is essential. If we don’t feel supported, long separations can be overwhelming.

Resilience: The Quality of Survival
The American Psychological Association Help Center

Coping: Ask an Expert Child Mind Institute 
My son lost his dad, is grieving and refusing school because of separation anxiety. How can I help him?

Advice: Ask an Expert Child Mind Institute 
I’m 16 and I’m feeling like there is something wrong with me. I may be depressed, but I’m not sure. Please help.

Talking: Ask an Expert Child Mind Institute 
Talking to Kids about Traumatic Experiences.

Parenting Tips for Anxious Kids
It’s important that you have the same expectations of your anxious child that you would of another child (to go to birthday parties, make decisions, talk to adults). However, understand that the pace will need to be slower and there is a process involved in meeting this end goal.

Talking about 9/11
This article was developed by the NYU Child Study Center for parents of all children, regardless of the impact of 9/11 on their lives. It provides guidelines to parents and family members on how to talk to children and adolescents about the events of 9/11. It also provides tips on how to support children and help them cope with their feelings and thoughts related to the anniversary.

Finding Your Flow
Flow is the mental state in which you are fully immersed in an activity. Your focus is laser-like. You feel lost in the activity — fully absorbed in what you are doing. Time stands still. You are “in the zone.” When in flow, people describe deep concentration, a sense of being in control, and that the activity itself is intrinsically rewarding. Flow is deeply satisfying and brings a feeling of joy.

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