5 Ways To Overcome The Stigma Of Seeking Help For Addiction

5 Ways To Overcome The Stigma Of Seeking Help For Addiction

Addiction is a complex and challenging disease that can have severe consequences on an individual’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Overcoming addiction is a challenging journey, and seeking help can be even more daunting due to the stigma attached to it. However, reaching out for support is a courageous and necessary step toward recovery.  Understanding…

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How to Be Healthy and Save Money in 2023

How to Be Healthy and Save Money in 2023

By Hazel Bridges, Contributing Writer Everyone gets excited about the new year because it is a chance to turn over a new leaf and become an all-new you. If some of your resolutions include saving money and getting in better physical shape, then we are here to tell you that you can do both at…

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A Step-By-Step Guide to Talk to Your Middle Schooler About Negative Peer Pressure

A Step-By-Step Guide to Talk to Your Middle Schooler About Negative Peer Pressure

Middle schoolers today face various types of peer pressure. Examples of good peer pressure may include developing good study habits, portraying excellent sportsmanship, and recommending great books to read. On the other hand, bad peer pressure may include skipping classes, bullying classmates, or committing crimes.  Make your child feel comfortable coming to you with their…

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Advocating for Your Own Health: The Basics

Advocating for Your Own Health: The Basics

By Hazel Bridges, Contributing Writer Being your own advocate when it comes to your health is so important. No one cares more about your well-being than you do, so it’s imperative that you take charge of your health and ensure you’re getting the best possible care available. Wellspring Center for Prevention has listed some tried-and-tested…

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Celebrate Mental Wellness Month in January

Celebrate Mental Wellness Month in January

By Lizz Dinnigan, Preventionist My high school friend Nick completed suicide yesterday. I am not saying this for shock value, but to illustrate that this happens to regular people–friends and family we know and love. Suicide is a leading cause of death in the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),…

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Wellspring Expands Into South Plainfield School District

Wellspring Expands Into South Plainfield School District

By: Jordan Indyk, Clinician for School Based Clinical Services This year Wellspring Center for Prevention was granted the opportunity to expand further into the South Plainfield School District. Clinicians entered both Grant School and South Plainfield Middle School to help provide services in lower grade levels, to try and address issues at a younger before…

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A Look at Girl Talk in December

A Look at Girl Talk in December

By: Aja Bradley, Clinician for Pathways School Based Clinical Services Girl Talk was started to provide a healthy outlet for girls to express themselves. It has also been a great way for girls to meet and connect on topics related to them. In addition to discussion-based meetings, Girl Talk incorporates artistic activities to challenge the…

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