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Monthly Archives: September 2013

Back to School Mental Wellness: Tips for Parents/Caregivers of Teens Posted on Sep 12

Back to School Mental Wellness: Tips for Parents/Caregivers of Teens

  Posted by Alison T. Brill, MPH, Community Suicide Prevention Coordinator at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health School is back in session, which can be a stressful time for teens and parents alike. The transition from a more relaxed summer schedule to a new school year, filled   …Continue Reading Back to School Mental Wellness: Tips for Parents/Caregivers of Teens

Juntos, estamos listos: Participé – ¡Únase a la preparación¡ Posted on Sep 11

Este 11 de septiembre se conmemora el 12 º aniversario de los ataques terroristas en Nueva York, Washington DC, y en la zona aérea de Pennsylvania. También marca el quinto año en que el Día Nacional de Servicio y Memoria ha honrado a aquellos que   …Continue Reading Juntos, estamos listos: Participé – ¡Únase a la preparación¡

Start Talking to Your Kids About Drugs and Alcohol Early and Often Posted on Sep 11

Start Talking to Your Kids About Drugs and Alcohol Early and Often

It is important to start talking with your child at an early age about not using drugs and alcohol. Research has shown that parents are their children’s strongest role models and knowing that you would be upset if they used alcohol or drugs, will help   …Continue Reading Start Talking to Your Kids About Drugs and Alcohol Early and Often

Healthy Pregnancy! Posted on Sep 10

Healthy Pregnancy!

Being pregnant for the first time, I am always trying to make the best choices about what I am eating. I am sure all of you mothers out there felt the same way, right? We all want a healthy pregnancy and the best for our   …Continue Reading Healthy Pregnancy!

Promoting Safe Athletics for Our Student Athletes Posted on Sep 10

Promoting Safe Athletics for Our Student Athletes

Fall is just around the corner, and with it the beginning of a new school year – and the start of another sports season for our student athletes. Now’s a good time to take a few moments to provide an update on our efforts to   …Continue Reading Promoting Safe Athletics for Our Student Athletes

Together We’re Ready: Get Involved – Join the Response Posted on Sep 9

This September 11th marks the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks in New York, Washington DC, and in the air over Pennsylvania. It also marks the fifth year that a National Day of Service and Remembrance has honored the lives of those who were injured   …Continue Reading Together We’re Ready: Get Involved – Join the Response

Juntos Estamos Prontos: Massachusetts Preparado Posted on Sep 9

Juntos Estamos Prontos: Massachusetts Preparado

As emergências não são algo estranho para nós em Massachusetts – apenas nos últimos anos aconteceu de tudo: enchentes, tempestades de neve, incidentes com materiais tóxicos e interrupções no abastecimento de água. O que aprendemos com tudo isso é que os indivíduos, famílias e comunidades   …Continue Reading Juntos Estamos Prontos: Massachusetts Preparado

De Volta Às Aulas: Dicas de Bem-Estar Mental para Pais e Pessoas que Cuidam de Adolescentes Posted on Sep 9

De Volta Às Aulas: Dicas de Bem-Estar Mental para Pais e Pessoas que Cuidam de Adolescentes

As aulas recomeçaram, o que pode ser um momento estressante para pais e adolescentes. A transição do horário mais folgado do verão para um ano escolar novo, cheio de dever de casa, novos colegas e atividades programadas, pode causar uma mistura de ansiedade, expectativas e   …Continue Reading De Volta Às Aulas: Dicas de Bem-Estar Mental para Pais e Pessoas que Cuidam de Adolescentes

  Posted by Alison T. Brill, MPH, Community Suicide Prevention Coordinator at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health School is back in session, which can be a stressful time for teens and parents alike. The transition from a more relaxed summer schedule to a new school year, filled   …Continue Reading

From an Interest in Psychology to a Career Helping Others Posted on Sep 6

From an Interest in Psychology to a Career Helping Others

This is another in a series of profiles of health care professionals who have benefited from the Massachusetts Loan Repayment Program (MLRP). The MLRP works to increase access to comprehensive primary care in underserved areas, by providing up to $50,000 towards outstanding educational loans for   …Continue Reading From an Interest in Psychology to a Career Helping Others