Tammy Thieme

The school year is starting and parents hope for a successful year for their child, both academically and socially.  But what do you do if your Child is the target of a Bully?  There are several things you can do to both support and guide your child.  First let’s take a look at what bullying is.  Bullying is:

Tammy Thieme

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that can occur in people of any age. It can occur after you have seen or experienced a traumatic event that involved the threat of injury or death.

It can follow:

  • A natural disaster (tornado, earthquake, tsunami, etc.)
  • Assault, Domestic Violence, rape
  • War
  • Terrorism
  • Accidents

Symptoms include: 

Mike Lau

Non-suicidal self-injury is the act of deliberately harming your own body, such as through cutting on yourself or through burning yourself. It is typically not meant as a suicide attempt. Rather, self-injury is an unhealthy way to cope with emotional pain, intense anger and frustration.

Rebecca Amble, LCSW

Divorce is never an easy solution for a marriage. By the time a couple gets to the point where they’ve made a decision to pursue dissolving their relationship, communication has broken down, and feelings of fondness give way to harsh criticism, defensiveness, feelings of contempt and eventually stonewalling, once these behaviors begin to play out it can be hard to see a way back to being  emotionally connected and happy. However, there are ways people can rebuild their relationship and explore whether their marriage is worth saving.

Diane Funk

Anger is a feeling or emotion that ranges from mild irritation to intense fury or rage.  Anger is a natural response to those situations where we:

  • Feel threatened
  • Believe harm will come to us
  •  Believe another person has unnecessarily wronged us 
  • Feel another person, like a child or someone close to us is being threatened or harmed 

Anger can result from frustration when our needs, desires, or goals are not being met.  When we become angry, we may lose our patience and act aggressively, impulsively, or violently.