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Understanding and Coping with the Loss of a Pet by Dr. Sarah Shelton

Understanding and Coping with the Loss of a Pet by Dr. Sarah Shelton

“My children have four paws. My grandchildren have fur. My dog is smarter than your honor student.” Whether boasted on a bumper sticker or proclaimed aloud, these phrases capture the importance people place on their relationships with their pets. Indeed, the relationship between human and animal is special.

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An Introduction to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy by Dr. Kimberly Canter

An Introduction to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy by Dr. Kimberly Canter

Cognitive behavioral therapy, often referred to as CBT, is a brief, problem-focused therapeutic approach with a strong evidence base for a number of mental health disorders for children and adults. CBT is grounded in the relationship between thoughts, feelings, and behavior, and is widely utilized for the treatment of internalizing disorders, such as depression and anxiety.

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Suicide Prevention: The Role of Family and Friends by Dr. Rudy Nydegger

Suicide Prevention: The Role of Family and Friends by Dr. Rudy Nydegger

In some cases a suicide might seem rational (like someone dying of a terrible disease who wants to end their life), and perhaps it is, but if the suicide is the result of a treatable condition like depression, then perhaps that condition should be treated so that the patient can make a more “rational” decision about living or dying.

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