Before you post that… A youth’s perspective on social media

I was talking with my 12-year-old son the other night when he asked a question. “Mom, do you regularly post pictures of me online?” This sparked an interesting conversation that really made me think. Apparently, earlier in the day he and his class had a discussion about social media. The conversation started when a teacher asked one simple question. “Should I post a picture of my newborn on social media to announce the birth?” As a parent myself I thought …
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I am in pain: Doing something different

There is a growing awareness of individuals who suffer from a substance related disorder as well as a psychiatric disorder; this is classified as co-occurring or dual diagnosis.  Bill W., Co-Founder of Alcoholics Anonymous suffered from depression and alcoholism.  Bill was helped by psychiatrists for his depression and could find relief through attending a Twelve Step program through AA that he and Dr. Bill developed.  In the Hallmark Hall of Fame movie, My Name Is Bill, he states that he …
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