Health Blogs and Articles

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

Posted by on Oct 2, 2017 in Grief, The Wire | 0 comments

“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

Posted by on Sep 5, 2017 in Anxiety, Depression, The Wire | 0 comments

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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Mental Healthcare Disparities in Latino Youth by Dr. Alfonso Mercado

Posted by on Sep 5, 2017 in Anxiety, Culture & Society, Depression, Integrated Care, Suicide, The Wire | 0 comments

Although studies on barriers to mental health care initiation and help seeking for Latino youth and their families’ are limited, a common theme of the studies reviewed center on the importance of addressing Latino cultural values in the services provided.

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