So Many Reasons to Celebrate

So Many Reasons to Celebrate

By Nicki Francis, Coordinator of Monmouth County Programs On February 14th our Grandparent Support Group met for our monthly meeting. This was no ordinary meeting. This meeting was special for so many reasons. The Grandparent Support Group was created to help grandparents who were struggling with raising their grandchildren. It is a collaboration with Wellspring…

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How to Handle Chronic Pain as a Senior Citizen

How to Handle Chronic Pain as a Senior Citizen

By: Rikki Siegel, Preventionist Chronic pain is an ongoing problem among the senior community. Chronic pain is defined as pain lasting months or years. “It persists beyond a recovery period or occurs alongside a medical condition” (https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/). Diseases that cause chronic pain include diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, and cancer. Chronic pain can be caused by…

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Carteret Middle School Calming Corner

Carteret Middle School Calming Corner

By Lisa Lussier, Program Coordinator The Path staff at Carteret Middle School is excited to announce that we have created an area for students to access mental health resources, called “The Path Calm Corner.” We chose our guidance office suite as the perfect location to display these resources. Many students visit this area on a…

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6 Tips for Communicating With Relatives in Recovery

6 Tips for Communicating With Relatives in Recovery

Related Articles Whether family members are forthcoming regarding their recovery process or not, if you have a loved one recovering from substance misuse, it’s important to understand how deeply your interaction and communication with them play a role. Discover some helpful tips for effectively communicating with family members recovering from addiction.  Learn about their history…

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Bullying in Schools: What Is It and How to Prevent It

Bullying in Schools: What Is It and How to Prevent It

Jessica Kaado, Preventionist As a parent, sending a child to school comes with a unique set of worries: Will my child make friends? Are they struggling academically? Are they being challenged? Are they being bullied? There is no doubt about the drastic differences in curriculum and school environment across the decades, but one thing always…

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Having Effective Conversations With Your Teen About Substance Misuse

Having Effective Conversations With Your Teen About Substance Misuse

Related Articles Ensuring the health and well-being of teenagers is a multifaceted endeavor that extends beyond physical health to include safeguarding them from the risks associated with alcohol and substance misuse. Understanding the delicate nature of this issue requires a comprehensive exploration of the various factors that contribute to it. The developing adolescent brain is…

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5 Mindful Self-Care Practices for Teens

5 Mindful Self-Care Practices for Teens

By Colleen Sharlow, Preventionist Being a teenager in today’s world can be tough — constantly being surrounded by new social media trends, worrying about the future, and facing pressures at home, school, and amongst peers can certainly take a toll on one’s mental health. Although there is not a singular solution to fix these stressors,…

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