One of the most important developments of 2017 was the willingness of artists to share their struggles with mental health and spread awareness through their music. Read more
The Duffy Blog
Mental & emotional wellness for today's youth & families
During the holiday season, we tend to shift our focus from work and daily responsibilities to time spent with family and friends. For most, it is a welcomed respite from the monotony of the work week. However, for some, this time of year can stir up problematic symptoms of anxiety and depression. Read more
At approximately 3 pm on Thanksgiving Day, it seems as if the holiday season swings into high gear.
Before you know it, seasonal decorations are up everywhere and holiday sales — too good to pass up –can be found at every turn!
When the calendar turns and December is upon us, many people feel overwhelmed with the holiday season and don’t enjoy it as much as they should. Family and work functions as well as financial stress are some of the most commonly reported stressors during the holiday season.
While we can’t avoid all stress, the following four tips can help you reduce pressures, avoid the blues, and maybe even enjoy yourself this season! Read more
Sexual harassment is something that is front and center in the media.
It is something that has gone on in the darkest corners of our society and sometimes, right in front of us. Read more
There are many variables that may contribute to the maladaptive behaviors and emotional states of people.
Physical ailments, poor nutrition, and defective coping mechanisms can all contribute to the overall mental state of a human being. However, one of the most commonly explored sources of irritability, mood dysregulation and lack of concentration is sleep or lack thereof. Placing mental health concerns aside, for any person whether they be infant, child, adolescent or adult, sleep is imperative to the normal functioning of every system within the body.
One of the more prominent issues we face in this time is the constant exposure of our children to the unknown and often time dangerous worlds hidden within the internet.
The use of electronic devices as it pertains to child development continues to be a questionable debate, providing convincing arguments in the name of safety and technological advancement. However, as parents, we yearn for moments of serenity and silence when small but important tasks can be completed without interruption.
When it comes to helping our kids in school, knowledge and persistence are the currencies of success.
The more we know about what our kids are entitled to in school, the more we can engineer their success.
WHAT TO DO WHEN THE IEP STOPS WORKING
The most important sections of the IEP/504 Plan are the services and accommodations. On IEPs, services are on a “service delivery page,” which lists the services, when and where your child will get them, and the qualifications of the service provider. In addition, it’s also important to understand your child’s IEP/504 accommodations. Accommodations allow your child to access the curriculum and may include assistive technology or preferential seating, to name a few.
Anxiety has the power to cripple our ability to get things done.
When we experience the hallmarks of anxiety (racing thoughts, tightness in chest, panic etc.), the perception of our obstacles throughout the week becomes worse if we don’t take action.
Why does this happen?
Whether you are a student or in the work force, anxiety can cripple your ability to perform at work or in the classroom and drain you of any energy needed to carry out tasks in your personal life.
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is characterized by the presence of one or more of the following symptoms:
Commonly diagnosed during childhood and early adolescence, ADHD causes significant impairment for youngsters in academic and social settings. Several studies are available for the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD but scarce information is available concerning the course of the disorder in adulthood.
With the opioid crisis and the rise of benzodiazepine abuse, this is a general concern of most patients. Many of our patients …