Category : Mental Wellness

Tips for Manifesting Your New Year Resolutions

This blog post first appeared on Long Beach Post. Bravo! You’ve made resolutions and identified goals for 2019. You’re resolved and ready to act, but your journey is best begun with the correct frame of mind. To settle your mind,

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Back to School Tips for Teens

Para mirar el articulo en Español favor de continuar mas abajo de la pajina. It seemed like just yesterday, Annabelle was anxiously awaiting the final school bell to ring for summer vacation. Annabelle loves summer. She especially enjoys the break

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Minority Mental Health Month

One in 5 children ages 13-18 have or will have a serious mental health condition, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). New data shows that depression has surpassed asthma as the number one health issue for U.S.

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Summer Self-Care

The days are getting longer, the weather is warming up, and the school year is coming to an end. Summer is almost here! As a parent or caregiver, you’ve worked hard all year long to support your children in and

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Discover the Superhero Within – Meet Wendy

Meet Wendy, a client in The Guidance Center’s CalWORKS program in Long Beach. She’s the third of four clients that we are honored to feature during May Mental Health Month. The stress of bravely escaping domestic violence triggered a previously

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Discover the Superhero Within – Meet Jason

Meet Jason, a former client at our Compton Clinic. He’s the second of four clients that we are honored to feature during May Mental Health Month. Jason has already experienced heartbreaking tragedy and challenges in his young life. But no

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Discover the Superhero Within

The world is full of villains, like stigma or symptoms of mental illnesses or trauma. In fact, 1 in 5 children ages 13-18 have or will have a serious mental illness. However, these numbers only reflect the children who have

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Answering Frequently Asked Questions about Child Therapy

As a parent or caregiver, you’ve come to The Guidance Center for help with your child and family, but you have questions. We totally understand! The questions you may have are often ones that other parents or caregivers have asked

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Talking Helps After Crisis

One month has passed since the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. In the weeks since, we’ve heard threats of violence reported at our Long Beach schools and in numerous nearby communities. When I heard the news about

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For Teens: How to know if you’re in an abusive dating relationship

Meet Taylor, a 15-year-old high school student. Taylor has been dating Alex for six months. Recently, Taylor appears sad and has stopped hanging out with friends. When friends ask to hang out, Taylor will run it by Alex but will

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