Monthly Archives: December 2018

Expert Tips to Minimize Holiday Stress

Dear friends and colleagues, I’ve often considered the holiday season a great paradox. On the one hand, it is a precious time to connect with loved ones, reflect on whatever gives meaning to our lives, and engage in acts of kindness. On the other hand, it can be enormously stressful with long lists of cool

3 Tips for Navigating the Holidays

As holidays approach, my thoughts turn to the “mixed bag” that the holiday season can produce. Positive elements, such as celebration, connecting with family, and spiritual reflection are often rivaled by feelings of anxiety, strain and even painful memories. I would like to offer 3 tips for parents on how to negotiate common “Holiday Challenges”.

DBT Skills Program for Parents

Here at the Institute, we believe that parents play an integral role in the healing process.  The DBT Skills are life skills that we all benefit from learning. If your middle school or teen daughter is participating in our DBT program we require that parents be involved by participating in a DBT Skills Group as

Application and Evaluation Process

Learning skills to change our lives is no small matter. We understand that participating in a DBT program, either for yourself or your family, requires personal dedication, sacrifice, and effort. We have established an Application and Evaluation process to help you and our DBT team determine if our program is the right match for you

Postpartum Mental Health Resources

POSTPARTUM MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES [engine_spacer] Postpartum Support International (PSI) Hotline in English and Spanish: 800-944-4773   The National Women’s Health Information Center 800-944-9662   Maternal Mental Health Now A Los Angeles-based organization committed to education families and professionals about postpartum mental health   Postpartum Progress An informational webpage and blog created by

Postpartum Mental Health Myths Vs. Facts

POSTPARTUM MENTAL HEALTH MYTHS VERSUS FACTS   Myth: Very few women experience baby blues. Fact: Approximately 70% – 80% of women will experience, at a minimum, the baby blues; about 20% will experience the more severe postpartum depression and its other subtypes.   Myth: Postpartum depression begins directly after birth. Fact: It is believed that

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