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Mindful Meditation with Girls Group

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By Christina Lavigne, Clinician, The PATH at Carteret The Girls Group through the PATH program at Carteret Middle School has been participating in weekly discussions and activities to help the girls improve their self-esteem, make positive choices, utilize healthy coping skills and more. With assistance from Mrs. Mendoza (math teacher at CMS), the ...
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Practicing Teamwork with the Boys Group

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By Christina Lavigne, Clinician, The PATH at Carteret The Boys Group through the PATH program at Carteret Middle School has participated in weekly discussions and activities to promote making positive choices, identifying healthy friendships, increasing team building/teamwork and much more. Around the holidays, our first cycle of Boys Group partici...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending April 10, 2020

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Anxiety, depression, OCD—how to cope with mental health issues, and symptoms to watch forTips that could help you get through these weeks of social distancing, working from home and worrying about your health and money Click for more Coronavirus gave cannabis companies a big bump in sales and it wasn't just for the wake-and-bake setAs a wide range ...
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The PATH and CMS Participate in 'No One Eats Alone Day'

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By The PATH Staff Last month, the PATH and Carteret Middle School participated in National No One Eats Alone Day. The program, created by the non-profit organization Beyond Differences, is a lunchtime event designed for middle and high school students. It was created to tackle a growing problem in schools across the country: social isolation. What ...
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How Juniors Can Prepare for College During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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By Jeanne Neuwirth, LCSW Clinician & SADD Club Advisor for Pathways First of all, take a deep breath. In through your nose for four counts, hold for two counts, out for four counts. Now tell yourself, "I'm good. I got this."Your health (and that of your loved ones), both mental and physical, is more important than anything else right now. When ...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending April 3, 2020

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Flattening The Mental Health CurveIn the last two weeks, the COVID-19 situation has become perhaps the single most disruptive event in recent history, impacting personal and professional lives around the globe. Click for more Amid COVID-19, a new push for telehealth to treat opioid use disorderThe medical community has been working to provide acces...
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The Benefits of Positive Affirmations

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By: Kimberly Hill, MSW, LCSW An affirmation or "positive affirmation" can be defined as using a phrase or quote to say to yourself in order to help with challenging thoughts. Many people say positive affirmations or read quotes to help change their current mindset or to motivate them to accomplish a task. According to Positive Psychology, "If you f...
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Drug and Alcohol Facts Week -- Monday March 30- Sunday April 5

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By: Mara Carlin, Coordinator of Coalition and Community Programs This week marks the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) 10th annual National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week. For 10 years NIDA has been connecting students and teens with scientists to launch community wide educational events so that teens can learn the science surrounding drugs...
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SADD Club Leads Peers Towards Better Paths

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By Jeanne Neuwirth, LCSW Clinician and SADD Club Advisor School closings are definitely a challenge but they do give us a chance to reflect on the significant work our dedicated SADD Club students have done throughout this school year to lead peers towards better choices. SADD stands for Students Against Destructive Decisions, it is a national orga...
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America is Phoning It In

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Cathy Cardew, Preventionist Now more than ever in the world we live in currently, the hot word on everyone's lips is "telehealth."What's telehealth you ask? Telehealth is the use of electronic information, telecommunication and technology to support things we would have usually done in-person such as clinical health care, health-related education, ...
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