Take Care of Yourself — You’ll Have More to Give

Take Care of Yourself — You’ll Have More to Give By George Often caregivers, especially mothers it seems, feel that if they give 100 percent to their troubled child, it will finally pay off. Or if not, at least you’ll have a clear conscience when you die a burned-out martyr’s death at an early ...

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Why Horses? Seven ways kids benefit from Equine Therapy

Why Horses? Seven ways kids benefit from Equine Therapy By Summer Jenkins “Why horses? How will working with horses help my son or daughter?” These are questions I have been asked many times. As the program manager for the Heritage Schools Equine Therapy Programs, I have worked with hundreds of kids i ...

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Five Ways to Build Healthy Relationships with Your Teen

Five Ways to Build Healthy Relationships  with Your Teen By Keven Downs LCSW 1-      Healthy communication is the foundation of healthy relationships.  Healthy communication can be an investment for the future. You can choose to be right or to have a successful relationship; you can’t always ha ...

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Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder By John Nielsen, LCSW We have shifted into the fall season in Utah at Heritage. It is a great opportunity to discuss the impacts seasonal changes have on mental health. Autumn usually brings shorter periods of daylight and crisp evenings. The leaves ...

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Cutting and What it Means

Cutting and What it Means By George As a parent or caregiver, it’s very scary and unnerving when you find out your child has been cutting. One father said, “I was weirded out. Why would someone do that to themself? I was afraid she was trying to commit suicide.” It can ...

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How to Re-Engage a Teenager Who Suffered Trauma

How to Re-Engage a Teenager Who Suffered Trauma For some teens and children, trauma is a part of life that they are unable to escape. After a child or teen suffers from a traumatic experience you might find that they withdraw from the activities, relationships, and situations that they once loved; ...

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