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About Matthew Doll, PhD

Matt specializes in treating children and their families. He works with very young children; a rare specialty. He treats children who have been traumatized physically, sexually, or emotionally. Other specialties include ADHD, affective disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, phobias and developmental delays in children. Matt is also trained in corporate consulting, specializing in team building and increasing work team productivity.
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Stigma keeps people from reaching out

As those of you familiar with “social media” may know, deciding how and what to share about ourselves is very important. The fact that we have a concern, and that we are either working on it or have successfully overcome it can be very helpful for other people to hear. Respectful exchanges with others without [...]

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Suicide Resources

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is always available at (800) 273-TALK. Virtually all calls to this helpline are answered in Wisconsin at a crisis center closest to you. Otherwise contact the person’s physician, a local mental health professional, a clergyperson or another trusted professional. Become informed. Following are important resources that will help you understand [...]

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Concerned about suicide with a student or youth?

Together as a community, we can make a difference in the lives of our youth. ACT Ask and Acknowledge. If a youth is acting differently, ask what is wrong and acknowledge feelings, rather than minimizing them. “I’m sorry to hear that. It sounds really hard.” Don’t be afraid to directly ask “Are you thinking about [...]

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Suicide screenings important for teens

Programs like the Fond du Lac Area YScreen are important. One out of every five teens in America has emotional health concerns. The 2011 Wisconsin Youth Risk Behavior Survey found that 14 percent of the teens surveyed seriously considered suicide in the past year, and suicide is the second leading cause of death in Wisconsin [...]

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National Suicide Prevention Week September 8 to 14, 2013

Suicide is a tragic event – one that is hard to understand, one that seems senseless and one that affects friends and family members deeply, especially in the case of youth suicide. Early identification of possible emotional health concerns and connection to supportive services are important tools in preventing youth suicide. Research shows that many [...]

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Pride and Prejudice Revisited

There are many models for decision making. As defined by Baker et al in their 2001 study, “efficient decision making involves a series of steps that require the input of information at different stages of the process, as well as a process for feedback.” An “informed” decision can only be as good as the information [...]

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Healthy Competition

Competition Defined “NO FAIR!”  “Who said life was fair?”  All the “losers” will tell you competition should be about putting forth effort & working towards improving one’s personal best individually or as a collective team, group, community, state, nation, humanity. Of course they say that because they aren’t “winners”.  “If everyone is special, then no [...]

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