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Frontline Foundation Presents: Mayor Milo Shares How LaPorte is Creating Solutions to the Drug Epidemic


Mayor Milo of La Porte, IN discusses addiction and recovery, with a focus on the social and health care components in the community.

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St. Catherine Hospital, Mental Health America Celebrates Mental Health Awareness Month


Mental Health America of Lake County is a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming the communities it serves by providing programs and services to families dealing with mental health issues.

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Franciscan Health: Focus On - Seasonal Affective Disorder

Franciscan-Health-Focus-On-Seasonal-Affective-DisorderSeasonal Affective Disorder, commonly called SAD, doesn’t just occur when the days get shorter and colder, it also can happen when they are longer and warmer, said Jean Lubeckis, a Franciscan Alliance licensed mental health therapist.

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Community Healthcare System Expanding Behavioral Health Reach Serves Northwest Indiana


For more than 50 years, one health system's mental health division has stood above all others in delivering compassionate and expert care to some of society's most vulnerable members.

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3 Tips for Working with Oppositional Defiance in Teens

Brain-Balance-Tips-for-Working-with-Oppositional-Defiance-in-TeensAt first glance, Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) may sound like your average teenager: defiant, argumentative and irritable. However, ODD becomes a classifiable disability when a child shows behaviors that are repeatedly and chronically disruptive or vindictive, and that interfere with their daily life. How should parents and teachers best address these behaviors, which can often escalate quickly? The following series of steps will help limit ODD episodes, which are ultimately about the child gaining control of a situation, and not necessarily acting out.

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Brain Basics: A Brain in Sync

brain-balance-SFThe idea of a functional relationship between the left and right sides of the brain is hardly new. In 1949, Canadian neuropsychologist Donald O. Hebb, PhD, famously concluded that “cells that fire together wire together” after he conducted research to figure out how the brain thinks and processes information. The adage means that brains cells that are activated, fired, and come to threshold at the same time will literally build physical connections to one another. In order for this to happen, timing is crucial, especially during early brain development. If neurons don’t fire at precisely the right time, the connection doesn’t happen and it is lost forever. This glitch can happen at any time, especially in the womb when early right brain development is taking place. This is why pregnancy is such a vulnerable time for autism to...

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VNA Phoenix Center Helping Lost and Hurting Teens and Children Feel Whole Again


The mission of the VNA of NWI is to be the most patient-focused provider of aging, hospice, palliative, and grief support services in Northwest Indiana. VNA is all about caring and one of the ways they do that is to provide grief support programs for children at the VNA Phoenix Center in Valparaiso.

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Linking Antidepressants and Autism

New-Developments-In-MedicineDepression isn’t new among pregnant women, but antidepressants may not provide the answer they’re seeking.

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Bullying in the Workplace: Stop it in its Tracks

bullying-in-the-workplace-rotatorSometimes the worst thing someone can do is nothing at all. When bullying happens and it’s witnessed, no solution will be found if that witness won’t stand up for what’s right. So here, in the second of the three part series about workplace bullying, we’ll talk about what you can do if you are a bystander seeing bullying in action.

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Workplace Bullying: See It Clearly

Time-for-Quiet-MindIt’s all over the news, we hear about it from friends and family, and we see it in real life: bullies. Bullying is a real thing and it’s happening every day. Right now the spotlight is on what’s happening to our youth with cyber bullying and incidences in and out of the classroom, but one must remember that bullying doesn’t stop with adolescence. It can follow us into adulthood, and into the workplace.

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The LaPorte County Drug Free Partnership Introduces Youth Mental Health First Aid to LaPorte County

Unity-Foundation-of-La-Porte-CountyLaPorte County Drug Free Partnership is initiating the Youth Mental Health First Aid program to train members of the public to improve mental health literacy – helping them identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness.

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