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Understanding Gambling Addiction

  Myths & Facts about Gambling Addiction and Problem Gambling Myth: You have to gamble every day to be a problem gambler. Fact: A problem gambler may gamble frequently or infrequently. Gambling is a problem if it causes problems. Myth: Problem gambling is not really a problem if the gambler can afford it. Fact: Problems [...]

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Emotional Eating

Have you ever found yourself standing in front of the refrigerator looking for something to eat when you weren’t hungry? Are there times when you’ve had a snack, even though you knew you weren’t hungry and you struggled not to eat because you knew that you’d feel guilty afterward? What made you eat even though [...]

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How do I stop bullying?

Bullying seems to be a continued word that is being talked about, especially now that school is back in full swing.  Bullying is any unwanted or aggressive, repeated behavior where there is an imbalance of power between two or more individuals.  For children and adolescents, bullying happens more frequently in areas where there is less [...]

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Domestic Violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month. Domestic violence is behavior perpetrated by one intimate partner that creates an environment of terror for the other partner and includes, but is not limited to, physical, sexual, emotional, psychological and economic abuse as well as threats and destructiveness directed at the [...]

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Depression Awareness

National Depression Screening Month Depression is very common due to our hectic lifestyles and increased demands that are placed upon us. If left untreated, research indicates that depression may contribute to cardiac concerns and diabetes. The good news is that depression is treatable. Key Indicators of Depression • Persistent sadness, anxiety or feeling “empty” • [...]

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Recovery

September is Recovery Month Recovery month highlights the benefits of substance abuse treatment, the contributions of treatment providers and promotes the message that recovery from substance abuse in all forms is possible. Here are tips about recovery from The Partnership for a Drug-Free America™. What Happens to the Person with the Addiction in Recovery? Recovery [...]

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Q & A About Training

Q: At our company we are always looking at what training is needed and how best to implement the training so it is effective in both the short and long run. Any tips in this area? A: Thank you for a great question. As the summer comes to an end, companies often begin to ramp [...]

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Getting to Know Savant Syndrome: Final Part

Might there be a little Rain Man in each of us? The idea that some savant capabilities – a little Rain Man – might reside in each of us rises from several observations. First, there have been instances reported of previously non-disabled, “normal” individuals in whom some previously latent savant skills emerged following a head [...]

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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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