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Ellen Braaten, Ph.D.

Dr. Ellen Braaten is associate director of The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds.

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June 25, 2015

Families

Advice For Parents On Talking About Tattoos

When it comes to tattoos, it’s always fun, when possible, to inquire.

Last week I saw a snarling demon with drooling teeth moving around on a teenager’s arm.

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June 23, 2015

Families

Summertime: Making The Livin’ Easy With Kids

When I (Gene) was a kid, there weren’t what you’d call choices when it came to summer. I could go to camp, or, well…I could go to camp.

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June 11, 2015

Families

Summer School Pros & Cons

Brett’s mom was surprised when his second grade teacher recommended that he attend the public school’s summer school program.

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June 4, 2015

Families

PTSD In Our Young Soldiers: A Vietnam Veteran’s Perspective

This blog post is part of a series entitled Real Lives, Real Stories: Personal Experiences With Mental Illness.

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May 29, 2015

Families

When Your Dog Dies: Reflections On Losing Your Best Friend

Today we had to put down Toby.

He was a 15-year-old Australian Shepherd, and probably one of the best dogs we ever had. And we’ve had plenty.

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June 25, 2015

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Advice For Parents On Talking About Tattoos

When it comes to tattoos, it’s always fun, when possible, to inquire.

Last week I saw a snarling demon with drooling teeth moving around on a teenager’s arm.

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June 23, 2015

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Summertime: Making The Livin’ Easy With Kids

When I (Gene) was a kid, there weren’t what you’d call choices when it came to summer. I could go to camp, or, well…I could go to camp.

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June 11, 2015

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Summer School Pros & Cons

Brett’s mom was surprised when his second grade teacher recommended that he attend the public school’s summer school program.

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June 4, 2015

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PTSD In Our Young Soldiers: A Vietnam Veteran’s Perspective

This blog post is part of a series entitled Real Lives, Real Stories: Personal Experiences With Mental Illness.

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May 27, 2015

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Kristen Wiig’s “Welcome To Me” And Borderline Personality Disorder

There’s a new movie out there about a woman with borderline personality disorder (BPD).

Oh no.

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June 4, 2015

Podcasts

PTSD In Our Young Soldiers: A Vietnam Veteran’s Perspective

This blog post is part of a series entitled Real Lives, Real Stories: Personal Experiences With Mental Illness.

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May 18, 2015

Podcasts

The Senior Prom: A Joyous Rite Of Passage Or Nightmare For Parents?

Intro music written and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.
Outro music performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.

It’s the weekend before your kid’s senior prom.

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May 11, 2015

Podcasts

Spring Suicide: An (Un)Likely Combination?

Intro music written and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.
Outro music arranged and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.

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April 22, 2015

Podcasts

What Is Separation Anxiety?

Intro music written and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.
Outro music arranged and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.

Sarah sits on the couch, clutching her stuffed bear.

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Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical School