From a Therapist

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Submitted by Ronda Ketner
on Jul 18 2017

There are a number of factors in determining the appropriateness of treatment.

1. Is this emotional distress disrupting daily functioning, threatening to overwhelm the child or interfere with age-appropriate emotional development?

For example, parental divorce is an emotionally upsetting experience that children react to in a variety of ways. If a child's reaction lasts longer than a month and is prevalent in other settings besides home, this indicates that normal functioning has become disrupted.

Liz Davis's picture
Submitted by Liz Davis
on Jun 13 2017

Recently our area was hit by tornadic weather that resulted in a loss of lives, and damaged property that will change the landscape for many years to come.  Those involved gathered together to help each other through, clean up debris and begin the process of re-building.  With all of this, a sense of community resulted.   Some time has passed and those who have experienced, witnessed and even responded to the community, are now getting anxious at the approach of future weather related issues.

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Submitted by Sarah Morscheiser
on Apr 25 2017

1 in 4 school aged children have experienced a traumatic event. Childhood trauma is defined as a single event or prolonged exposure to traumatic experiences that overwhelm a child’s ability to cope. (National Child Trauma Stress Network, 2008.)

Examples of traumatic experiences include:

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Submitted by Jamie Taylor
on Dec 9 2014

Define stress: According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), stress is defined as the brain’s response to a demand.

Our Body’s Response to Stress: Each individual responds to stress differently. Some common responses include: digestive issues, headaches, feelings of sadness, feeling lethargic, irritability and difficulty sleeping.

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Submitted by Pam Helms
on Oct 16 2014

It is fall, what a glorious season filled with beautiful weather, bright colored leaves and outdoor activities.  But what if you are not enjoying this time of year.  What if you feel tired, depressed, irritable, poor sleep and have a decreased activity level.  Could be you are suffering from the symptoms of SAD (Seasonal Affect Disorder).  Sad occurs in 1 to 10% of the adult population, affecting more women than men and the average age of onset is 23 years of age.

       

 

 

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