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Blog Entries - 'coping'

online family

connecting in spite of coronavirus

Now that many of us are staying at home in an effort to stop the spread of Coronavirus, it may feel pretty good to be alone - or at least with fewer people around us. I admit that the quiet is kind of nice. But only

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Parenting for Summer Break

parenting for summer break

June 19, 2019  |  Coping, Kids, Parenting, Stress

Summer's here, and the time is right ... for kids wondering "What am I going to do today?" Some parents are likely already hearing words to that effect. With the school year over and thoughts of taking a break from

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Help loved one mental illness

Ways to help a loved one with mental illess

April 19, 2019  |  Coping, Mental illness, Recovery

  When your spouse or child, parent or friend has the flu, you know exactly what to do. Pump fluids, give them their med’s, keep the fever down. But what about a loved one that has a mental sickness? Suddenly, it

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Kids fear the doctor

Kids and fear of the doctor

January 22, 2019  |  Anxiety, Coping, Kids

As cold as it's been (and may still be for a little while), it's not a foregone conclusion that kids will get sick. They share germs with each other at school, and those germs often wind up coming home with them - maybe

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calm christmas

Wishes for a calm Christmas

It's hard to believe, but here we are - Christmas is approaching, as is the New Year. Lots of parties and family get togethers are on the schedule between now and January 1, and many people will be eager to get to those

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suicide prevention

Waynesville High students shine light on suicide prevention

Some students at Waynesville High School are on a mission of caring. Working with Guidance Counselor Cathy Joefreda, the kids set out to help their classmates learn to identify signs of suicide and how they can talk

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