Author: Venée M. Hummel, LCSW

Understanding Self-Harming Behaviors and Students The Basics for Teachers

Understanding Self-Harming Behaviors and Students: The Basics for Teachers

Self-harm or self-injury is often used as a way to manage intense emotional distress. At its core, intentionally hurting oneself …

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3 Tips to Reduce Anxiety and Improve Functioning

3 Tips to Reduce Anxiety and Improve Functioning

Recently we covered some of the basics about what anxiety looks and feels like. We also talked about the ways …

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Anxiety Are All These Nervous Feelings Normal

Anxiety: Are All These Nervous Feelings Normal?

Surely you have felt anxious before taking a pop quiz in class or stressed when you realized that an assignment …

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Quick Reference Guide Military Health Insurance For Children’s Mental Health

Quick Reference Guide: Military Health Insurance For Children’s Mental Health

When a child is in need of mental health services, understanding health insurance benefits and processes is an important part …

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Social Isolation In Children At Home Or At School What You Can Do To Help

Social Isolation In Children At Home Or At School: What You Can Do To Help

Humans are wired to be communal and connected with others. So when we become socially isolated from others, it can …

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A Teachers Guide What Does Mental Health Crisis Mean

A Teacher’s Guide: What Does “Mental Health Crisis” Mean?

From your daily vantage point as a teacher in the classroom, you often notice shifts in your students’ emotions and …

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Finding Treatment for the New Kid on Base

Finding Treatment for the New Kid on Base

As a military professional, you’re used to moving, but relocating with a special needs child can be a complex process. …

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The Wounded Warrior Parents Guide How To Talk With Your Child About Physical And Invisible Injuries

The Wounded Warrior Parents’ Guide: How To Talk With Your Child About Physical And Invisible Injuries

Military service requires sacrifice and constant change. Unfortunately, for some service members, that change can include physical, emotional, and/or cognitive …

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How To Talk To Your Teen About Attending Therapy

How To Talk To Your Teen About Attending Therapy

You have identified that your teen can benefit from professional mental healthcare, and you’ve already scheduled the first appointment with …

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What Does A Mental Health Diagnosis Mean For You And Your Child This 4-Step Process Can Help You Adjust

What Does A Mental Health Diagnosis Mean For You And Your Child? This 4-Step Process Can Help You Adjust

Following a mental health diagnosis for your child, you may feel concerned, uncertain, and even fearful. On one hand, you …

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