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Unquiet Night

It is a common misconception that there are more suicides during the winter holidays than at any other time of the year, when the fact is that suicides rise significantly in the spring.  But let’s back up to the winter, and think about how holiday expectations,...

On Sale Now!

There are differing accounts as to who actually started the 99 cent marketing concept, but it is known that in 1875, the Chicago Daily News was founded as a penny paper.  However, pennies were not in wide circulation at the time.  So, the founder asked local...

Physician, Heal Thyself

This phrase, used once in the New Testament (the book of Luke), is actually attributed further back in time to Aeschylus, the Greek poet and tragedian (525 BC - 456 BC).  In other words, this axiom is as old as the tragic tales of heroes who did not heed this advice,...

Out Go The Lights

Hurricane Florence was a serious event across the state of North Carolina, and it impacted South Carolina, parts of Georgia, Virginia, Tennessee and other states as well.  Mother Nature has her fury, and She spares no one. What matters for our students is that Auldern...

Renew and Redo

Do-it-yourself and remodeling shows are extremely popular.  One channel devoted to such programming spends about $500 million per year to produce shows that reach an international audience 24/7/365.  The residuals on reruns alone are astounding, because more people...

I Can’t Take It Anymore

I Can’t Take It Anymore   Within less than one week, two icons within the rarified constellation of celebrity fame and wealth ended their lives in separate but no less tragic circumstances.  While their families reel from the shock of the reality related to...

Come Fly with Me

On May 9th, members and representatives of the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP) assembled in Washington, DC to meet with members of Congress and the Senate to discuss education, mental health, and addiction issues. The goal of these...

How Do Executives Function?

Many people toss out the term “Executive Functions” as if they were talking about something as familiar as “cellphones” or “supermarkets”. We know what those things are when we hear the words. We can picture them in our minds, even as we know there might be variations...

Give Me a Break

The message in this article appears in the most recent version of “We Are NATSAP”. It is an ongoing conundrum in therapeutic environments that we stress developing coping strategies to “control” strong emotions while we also acknowledge to our young charges that...

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