Ivette J. Russo MS in Clinical Psychology Suicides among young people continue to be a serious problem. Each year in the U.S., thousands of teenagers commit suicide. Suicide is the third leading cause of death for 15-to-24-year-olds, and the sixth leading cause of death for 5-to-14-year-olds. Teenagers experience strong feelings of stress, confusion, self-doubt, pressure

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What motivates you?

Ivette J. Russo MS in Clinical Psychology Motivation simply defined is the reason for an action.  That which gives purpose and direction to behavior. Motivation is the driving force which help causes us to achieve goals. Motivation is said to be intrinsic or extrinsic.  Extrinsically motivated people derive their will to action from external sources as

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In The Land of Limited Personal Freedom

Ivette J. Russo MS in Clinical Psychology Benjamin Franklin once said, “Those who would trade freedom for security deserve neither.” So imagine someone telling you that you were not allowed to wear make-up or that little mini skirt that shows off your legs beautifully. So, why is it any different when we ask Muslim women

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Laughter, Humor, & Play

Ivette J. Russo MS in Clinical Psychology Humor, laughter, and fun promote happiness in families, individuals, an optimistic view of life, an outlet for stress reduction, and the chance to make living together as a family or community enjoyable.  A happy child is an easier child to parent than a child with a negative, hostile

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Ivette J. Russo MS in Clinical Psychology Discipline is the practice of teaching children to be respectful, cooperative, and contributing members to a family and society.  In effect, discipline is training expected to produce a specific character or pattern of behavior, especially training that produces moral or mental improvement.  Harsh and abusive language and physical

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Empowerment and Strong Will

Ivette J. Russo MS in Clinical Psychology Children and individuals need to be empowered to make good choices and wise decisions through the use of their strong will and personal power.  Developing a strong sense of personal power is a necessary element in becoming a nurturing individual.  Empowerment refers to increasing the spiritual, political, social, or economic

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Love Shouldn’t Hurt…EVER!

Quigley House Quigley House, Inc. is a comprehensive domestic violence and sexual assault center, offering shelter, advocacy and counseling services to victims of domestic and sexual assault in Clay County, Florida and surrounding areas. At Quigley House, the goal is to provide services to strengthen individuals and their families.  The goal is to create a

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A Simple Plan for College!

By Syl Peterkin Where to Begin Higher Education is a maze with changes made every year, due to the myriad of rules and policies that leave parents with a headache. With thousands of colleges available to choose from, 4,000 just in the United States alone, where does someone start? First off, find out what your

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Health Care Reform and the Abortion Question

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) ensures that all American citizens have access to quality, affordable healthcare and will bring an end to the fraud, waste and abuse of the healthcare insurance industry. It increases eligibility for Medicaid, reduces healthcare differences in low-income minority populations and prevents insurance companies from refusing coverage based

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The Very Young are also Impacted

The Effects of Witnessing Domestic Violence by Dr. Sebastian Espinola Early childhood is known as a crucial time for children. Young children from infancy to school age continue to develop physically, but they also develop mentally and socially. A child’s brain begins to fully develop and any disruption in this process may have long-term and

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