Statement by Linda Rosenberg, president and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health on the Orlando nightclub shooting.

Posted by on Jun 14, 2016 in GPS for Youth and Families, Mental Illness, Recovery | Comments Off on Statement by Linda Rosenberg, president and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health on the Orlando nightclub shooting.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims of the Pulse shootings, the people of Orlando, FL and all of us in the aftermath of this tragic event.  We thank Linda Rosenberg for her message below and urge everyone who may be experiencing the symptoms of trauma to seek support. -Guided Pathways Support for Youth & Families   June 13, 2016 Statement by Linda Rosenberg, president and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health on the Orlando nightclub shooting. We grieve for the victims, their families, the witnesses and the greater Orlando community after this...

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Trauma Healing and The Brain, – Discussing the Effect of Trauma and The Link to Drug Addiction

Posted by on May 31, 2016 in Children's Mental Health, family support, Mental Illness, Recovery, self care, Substance Abuse, sustainable family support organization | Comments Off on Trauma Healing and The Brain, – Discussing the Effect of Trauma and The Link to Drug Addiction

We hear a lot about the effects of trauma and the importance of trauma-informed care these days and for good reason. For those of you who may have missed our blog in the last two weeks, Gabor Maté is a medical doctor recently retired from active practice. He was a family physician for two decades and for seven years he served as Medical Coordinator of the Palliative Care Unit at Vancouver Hospital in British Columbia. For twelve years he worked in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside with patients challenged by hard core addiction, mental illness, HIV and related conditions. For two years he was...

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Consequences of Stressed Parenting

Posted by on May 31, 2016 in Children's Mental Health, family support, GPS for Youth and Families, Mental Illness, Recovery, self care, Substance Abuse | Comments Off on Consequences of Stressed Parenting

Stress is again the focus of this week’s blog and video offering.   Dr. Gabor Maté talks about the link between stressed parenting and the preponderance of childhood disorders like ADHD, autism and oppositional defiant disorder. The talk was given at the KMT Child Development & Community Conference. It underscores the importance of managing the stress in our lives for our own well-being and for that of our families.

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Caring for Ourselves When We’re Caring for Others

Posted by on May 16, 2016 in Children's Mental Health, family support, family support organization, GPS for Youth and Families, Mental Illness, Recovery, self care, sustainable family support organization | Comments Off on Caring for Ourselves When We’re Caring for Others

It’s Mental Health Awareness Month! Each week we’re focusing on a different aspect of mental wellness. This week’s focus is self-care. As parents and caregivers, we all face stress – stress in the workplace, in the home, and virtually everywhere that people interact. Caring for a child or youth with complex emotional and behavioral needs brings added tensions to our lives. In order to combat the damages stress can bring about we need to recognize and manage it effectively and insightfully. When left unchecked, accumulated stress goes on to undermine us, disrupt our body’s...

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Casting a Wider Net to Prevent Suicide – Musings from the 2016 American Association of Suicidology Conference

Posted by on Apr 8, 2016 in Recovery, Suicide | Comments Off on Casting a Wider Net to Prevent Suicide – Musings from the 2016 American Association of Suicidology Conference

By Susan Millender, GPS Executive Director   I was fortunate to be able to attend this year’s AAS Conference in Chicago, IL, March 29th – April 2nd.  The association’s 49th Annual Conference theme was ‘Suicidology: A Place for Everyone’ and the program offerings delivered on that promise for me and more than a thousand others – students, loss survivors, researchers, clinicians, preventionists, attempt survivors and others in attendance. Not only did the conference program provide myriad experiences and perspectives on suicide but it also challenged the traditional approach...

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Momentary Healing

Posted by on May 18, 2015 in Children's Mental Health, depression, Mental Illness, Recovery, Suicide, Video | Comments Off on Momentary Healing

Wynne Lee, 17, struggled with depression and cultural expectations for several years. The teen from Diamond Bar, California, is like many kids from Asian American families who often have trouble finding appropriate treatment. Watch the video:   Reprinted from Children’s Mental Health...

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