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Healthy Peer Relationships

Relationships with peers are an important part of life. There are many different kinds of relationships young people can have with their peers –including friendships, dating relationships. But as with all human relationships, issues...

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Mindfulness

Mindfulness is defined by PsychologyToday as a state of active, open attention to the present moment. When one is practicing mindfulness, there is a focus on present thoughts and feelings, but without judging them...

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Tips for Dealing with Depression

Recently, we introduced Dr. Erika Forbes, a professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh. Now that you know a little bit more about her and the studies she conducts, we wanted...

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Discuss Amongst Yourselves

Did you know we have a forum? We are working hard to build a community that is safe and moderated but where you can discuss your questions, advice, and share positive or negative stories....

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Situational Depression

Situational depression is a type of depression brought on by a stressful event or change. When this event is hard to cope with or when change is really hard to get used to, one...

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Happiness in the Moment

“Happy people know that regardless of what happened yesterday, last month, years ago—or what might happen later today, tomorrow, or next year—now is the only place where happiness can actually be found and experienced.”...

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Current Studies by Dr. Forbes

Recently, we did a spotlight on Dr. Erika Forbes, a Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh. Now that you know a little bit about her, we want to tell...