From Combat to Counseling: Cultural competence in the military affiliated population

Although many counselors recognize the unique nature of military service, it’s also essential that they understand how important that culture is to a member’s self-image.

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Five social, emotional and mental health supports that teens need to succeed

A survey of nearly 200 high school students sheds light on some of the primary issues confronting today’s teenagers and offers insights into what schools can do to help them navigate those challenges.

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The case for universal mental health screening in schools

Research indicates that universal screening is associated with early identification and treatment of mental health and behavioral concerns, thus helping ensure that fewer students fall through the proverbial cracks.

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Suicide, substance abuse and medical trauma

“We see patients who, when sober, say they would not have taken those pills or used their gun, etc. But when they drink, that rational piece [of brain function] gets overridden. Using substances puts you at particular risk.”

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Maintaining motivation as a counselor

Is a passion for helping others enough to carry counselors through an entire career, or is it sometimes necessary to f ind other sources of inspiration?

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Maintaining motivation as a counselor

Is a passion for helping others enough to carry counselors through an entire career, or is it sometimes necessary to f ind other sources of inspiration?

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The Counseling Connoisseur: Picnicking as a therapeutic tool

The next time you are faced with clients who could benefit from a mini-break that would include a therapeutic experience that will encourage positive interactions and reflection, suggest they pack their favorite goodies and head for an outdoor space.

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Making it safe to talk about suicidal ideation

By sensitively — yet straightforwardly — addressing the topic of suicide, counselors can encourage clients to open up about an issue that too often remains shrouded in shame and stigma.

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