Natural Hacks for a Happier Brain

2024-04-05T07:29:27-07:00April 5th, 2024|Behavioral Health|

While some stress is unavoidable, coping with the stress that comes our way is within our power by hacking our brain for better mood! There are four brain chemicals that rule our emotional outlook - Dopamine, Oxytocin, Serotonin, and Endorphin - often called by their acronym as the DOSE chemicals.

Resource: Teen Health Hub WA

2024-01-03T13:24:45-08:00January 3rd, 2024|Behavioral Health|

The Washington State Department of Health has recently published a new webpage, Teen Health Hub WA, or The Hub. Created by the Department of Health Adolescent and Young Adult Health Team, in consultation with teens and young adults in Washington State, including a dedicated Youth Advisory Board, the page is designed for continuous expansion.

How Do Hobbies Help Mental Health?

2024-01-03T13:15:58-08:00January 3rd, 2024|Behavioral Health|

Whether through involvement in extracurricular student groups, in-school enrichment opportunities, or classes such as art and shop, students can benefit greatly from learning skills that are applicable to hobbies at home – both now while they are in school and in their futures as adults.

35 Tips for Dealing With Difficult Family Members During the Holidays

2023-11-14T10:43:50-08:00November 14th, 2023|Behavioral Health|

The article, 35 Tips for Dealing With Difficult Family Members During the Holidays, written by Melissa Boudin, PsyD and reviewed by Kristen Fuller, MD, was published by Choosing Therapy on October 17, 2023. We have listed the 35 tips shared by the authors, and hope you will visit Choosing Therapy to read the expansion of each for yourself.

Holiday Stress Reduction Strategies

2023-11-14T10:20:59-08:00November 14th, 2023|Behavioral Health|

By combining advice from the American Psychiatric Association and the Mayo Clinic Health System, we have generated the following list of holiday stress reduction strategies you might use yourself and encourage your parents and older students to use.

Resource: American Academy of Pediatrics

2023-06-07T17:19:29-07:00April 25th, 2023|Behavioral Health|

Building Blocks for Healthy Self Esteem in Kids, from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), via its parent website healthychildren.org, defines “self esteem” as “the way we perceive ourselves,” and tells us that self esteem influences resilience, relationships, motivation, and achievements.

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