James C. Wogan MFT LCSW PPSC

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Parenting In The Age Of Screens: Here's What The Experts Do

<i>A version of this piece ran in February 2018.</i><p>Parents today struggle to set screen time guidelines.<p>One big reason is a lack of role models. Grandma doesn't have any tried-and-true sayings about iPad time. This stuff is just too new.<p>But many experts on kids and media are also parents themselves. So …

Parenting

10 life-saving first aid hacks everyone should know

Would you be able to keep a cool head if you or someone you know needed first aid? It can be difficult to be prepared for every sort of emergency situation, but having some basic knowledge is always helpful.<p>Learn these quick tips to help save a life or to help keep you and your loved ones more …

Mental Health

A woman used a photo of dishes to explain what it's like to have depression — and it struck a chord with thousands of people

• <b>On June 30, Brittany Ernsperger posted a photo on Facebook showing a massive stack of clean dishes with the caption, "This is what depression looks</b> …

Depression

Lots of detective work and no snap judgements: How this Colorado school leader approaches discipline

<i>Here, in a series we call “How I Lead,” we feature principals and assistant principals who have been recognized for their work. You can see other</i> …

Education

Don't Use Spray Sunscreen

I love sunscreen. I wear it everyday—even in the winter, even when it’s overcast. Applying sunscreen regularly is one of the few things you can do to …

Skin Care

No, Really: This Is the Secret to Age-Proofing Your Brain

When you think about age-proofing your brain, what's the first thing that springs to mind? Eating healthier food, exercising more, and quitting bad …

Nutrition

Seven Podcasts For Mental Health And Well-Being

Podcasts are increasing in popularity and are a great asset for a growing business.<p>It was recently confirmed by Apple at WWDC 2018 in early June that there are over 550,000 podcasts, over 18.5 million episodes in more than 100 languages.<p>As an entrepreneur, mental health and self-care is …

Mental Health

Being Transgender No Longer A Mental Disorder, But Playing Video Games Is, World Health Organization Says

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday released the 11th edition of its International Classification of Diseases (ICD) manual, which no longer …

Mental Health

Rural Areas Have The Highest Suicide Rates And Fewest Mental Health Workers

There isn’t a single psychiatrist in 65 percent of nonmetropolitan counties, and there's no psychologist in almost half of them.<p>In the days and weeks following the suicides of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and handbag designer Kate Spade, a chorus of social media users urged people with …

Mental Health

These Are the 3 Reasons Your Anxiety Is Randomly Triggered

<i>For those with anxiety, it can be hard to feel normal when it hits out of nowhere. When one moment is fine and the next is a tough mental battle, it's useful to know how to cope when triggers appear so suddenly. Suzi Sena at YourTango explains what steps to take when understanding your triggers</i> …

Self-awareness

US suicide rates increased more than 25% since 1999, CDC says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Suicide rates increased by 25% across the United States over nearly two decades ending in 2016, according to research published Thursday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Twenty-five states experienced a rise in suicides by more than 30%, the government report finds.<p>More …

Mental Health

The 6 most nutrient-dense foods that should rule your diet

Preventing common diseases (like cancer and heart disease) and promoting health and longevity is as simple as regular trips to the farmers’ market, …

Nutrition

Putting Students in Charge of Their Learning

My most engaging lessons are ones where I introduce a complex idea or problem and then turn it over to my students for further inquiry. These lessons …

Ariana Grande talks about her PTSD after Manchester attack

<b>(CNN) —</b> Singer Ariana Grande has spoken about suffering post-traumatic stress disorder following a suicide bombing that killed 22 people at her concert in Manchester, United Kingdom, last year.<p>"I know those families and my fans, and everyone there experienced a tremendous amount of it as well," …

United Kingdom

My only crime was being a black man in America

<b>(CNN) —</b> In recent weeks, Americans have read headline after headline chronicling near daily accounts of racism -- from a public figure's racist tweet toward a former Obama administration official to the profiling of black Americans as they engage in ordinary activities like barbecuing and …

Justice

12 Research-Backed Practices for Enjoying Life Regardless of How Much You're Stressed at Work

Trust the science. You can stay unruffled despite all the hassles.<p>9 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Research shows most of us are feeling more overwhelmed and stressed out than ever before. Stress affects us not only psychologically but also physically. Feeling …

Wellness

10 unconventional habits that will improve your life dramatically

You’ve all heard the cliche success advice to “Work Harder” and “Read More”<p>So I decided to provide you with a few unconventional habits that will …

Self-improvement

Busboy who held dying Robert F. Kennedy shares senator's last words

Nearly 50 years after the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, the busboy who held the dying senator detailed his last words in a Friday report.<p>Juan Romero, who was 17 at the time of the 1968 slaying in Los Angeles, was working on that early June night when the presidential hopeful made remarks at …

5 Practical Steps You Can Take To Fight Off Loneliness When You're Single

Being single and lonely don't have to go hand-in-hand, but if you are experiencing the blues due to the fact that you're not in a romantic …

When Your Mind Is Racing With Stress, Try Thinking About These 6 Things To Calm Down

Have you ever felt so incredibly stressed out that your mind refuses to stop racing, no matter what you try to do? Whether you're in a rough patch …

Mindfulness

The Buddhist Path to Simplicity

• <b>Author:</b> Christina Feldman<p>Moments of peace and stillness give us a glimpse of how extraordinary our lives can be, but it is easy to lose sight of this in the hectic pace of modern living. In this inspirational book, internationally renowned Buddhist teacher Christina Feldman shows you how to find …

The Blindness of Social Wealth

Bob Hall was a rancher. In 1936, in the midst of the Depression, he was suffering from a cancer that was eating the flesh on the side of his face. His ranch had dwindled to nearly nothing, and weeks after bankers took the last of his livestock, Hall died, leaving his family deeply in debt.<p>His sons …

Social Media

Mental health crises seeing more kids forced to ED for help; experts call for greater investment - Health - ABC News

A dramatic increase in the number of children going to the emergency department in mental health crises is evidence "the system is failing", …

When Trump signed spending bill, he signed into law a huge overhaul of foster care

A new federal law, propelled by the belief that children in difficult homes nearly always fare best with their parents, effectively blows up the nation’s troubled foster care system.<p>Few outside child welfare circles paid any mind to the law, which was tucked inside a massive spending bill President …

children

7 Small Words And Phrases That Make A Big Impact On My Mental Health

Don't call something a "problem" — call it a "challenge."<p>Here are some of the most effective changes I've made:<p><b>BTW, here are some helpful posts about therapy:</b><p>• Here's How to Know if You Could Benefit From Therapy<p>• A Beginner's Guide to Starting Therapy<p>• 17 Things Therapists Want You to Know Before …

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Homeless Children with Special Needs

Mount Diablo Unified School District “You Make a Difference” awards event honors students, parents, teachers, administrators, and others who make a …

Here's how to beat anxiety without medication, according to a new scientific study

If it’s left untreated, anxiety can lead to depression, early death and suicide, yet the medication that is prescribed to treat anxiety doesn’t often …

Scientific Research

Vicarious Trauma and the Value of Self-Care for Therapists

Therapists and others in helping professions are susceptible to vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue, but making time for self-care can reduce the …

The Brain's Ability to Look Within: A Secret to Self-Mastery

<b>The Two Paths of Attention: Outward & Inward</b><p>What's the difference between noticing the rapid beat of a popular song on the radio and noticing the …