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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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March 23, 2015

Hot Topics

The Round-Up: Hot Topics From Around The Web (Week 3/23/15-3/27/15)

Teen Suicide On The Rise: A Worrisome Situation

We all worry about suicide, especially in youth.

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March 20, 2015

Hot Topics

College Mental Health Is In Trouble

Sally is an 18-year-old freshman at a large land-grant university.

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March 20, 2015

Families

Navigating “The System”

I’m going to try to describe how hard it is for families to navigate the mental health care system in the United States. In fact, even the term “system” is problematic here.

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March 13, 2015

Grade School

What Are Intelligence Tests?

Probably no other single area of evaluation has seen more controversy than that of intelligence.

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March 13, 2015

Families

The Impact Of Divorce: All Children Only Get One Childhood

Navigating divorce is an adult problem and responsibility. However, too often children find themselves caught in the crossfire of their parents’ marital conflict.

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March 23, 2015

Hot Topics

The Round-Up: Hot Topics From Around The Web (Week 3/23/15-3/27/15)

Teen Suicide On The Rise: A Worrisome Situation

We all worry about suicide, especially in youth.

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March 20, 2015

Hot Topics

College Mental Health Is In Trouble

Sally is an 18-year-old freshman at a large land-grant university.

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March 20, 2015

Families

Navigating “The System”

I’m going to try to describe how hard it is for families to navigate the mental health care system in the United States. In fact, even the term “system” is problematic here.

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March 3, 2015

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In Memory: A Fat Kid’s Love For Mr. Spock

I remember the exact moment when I realized that I could be Mr. Spock.

I was 9 years old, trapped in the “husky” jeans section of the local Macy’s.

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February 27, 2015

Families

The Plight Of Homeless Children In The United States

This blog post is part of series in collaboration with the Lesley University Child Homelessness Initiative (CHI).

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February 19, 2015

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Creativity And Mental Illness

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

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February 27, 2015

Podcasts

The Plight Of Homeless Children In The United States

This blog post is part of series in collaboration with the Lesley University Child Homelessness Initiative (CHI).

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February 13, 2015

Podcasts

Anorexia Nervosa And Access To Care

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

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January 9, 2015

Podcasts

Beyond Sexual Assault

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

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December 23, 2014

Podcasts

Coping With Holiday Stress

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

Let’s just paint a little picture.

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December 22, 2014

Podcasts

Why Watch The Holiday Classics This Season?

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

Well, there are all sorts of ways to answer this question.

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