mental health

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Grieving during the holidays – the 4 R’s

The holidays are an emotional and often stressful time for most of us, which are often further intensified for the bereaved.

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How to cope with grief during the holidays

Kenneth J. Doka, PhD, MD, encourages us to practice the 3 C’s during the holiday season:  Choose, Communicate, and Compromise.

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Tips for talking to children about difficult news stories

When traumatic events that make children feel unsafe are in the news, it is often difficult for parents to find ways to talk about them.

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mentor and mentee for training pregnant moms for the workplace, hennepin county health and human services, teen hope program, public health nurses in schools, resource centers to help pregnant and parenting teens, pathways to success, adrianna blackmon, katelyn williams, mctc, brooklyn center early college academy, minnesota family investment program, tracy gorman, academic help

Teen HOPE programs helps teen parents find their path

During a tutoring session, Katelyn smiled under Blackmon’s encouragement as the two paged through a study guide.

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