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The Connection Between Celebrity Worship Syndrome and Teen Mental Health

Reading Time: 5 minutes In the new Billie Eilish documentary “The World’s a Little Blurry,” 17-year-old Billie—now a global superstar herself—talks about the over-the-top crush she had on Justin Bieber just a few years earlier. Her obsession was so intense that she cried in her room for hours, to the point that her parents considered taking her to therapy. […]

The Connection Between Hope and Mental Health

Reading Time: 5 minutes In frightening and uncertain times, it’s hard to feel hopeful. But studies show that having hope for the future helps build our resilience—the ability to get through tough times and recover more quickly from setbacks. Moreover, hope can help ward off or reduce anxiety, trauma, and depression. What if you’re not a hopeful person by […]

Parent University Webinar: Strategies for Connection Between Parents And Their Children

Reading Time: < 1 minute Watch as Newport Academy’s Dr. Barbara Nosal, PhD, LMFT, LADC, Chief Clinical Officer and Kristin Wilson, MA, LPC, Vice President of Clinical Outreach join with parents from across the country in our Parent University webinar series to discuss strategies for connection between parents and their children. Parent University Webinar Dr. Barbara Nosal developed and oversees the […]

Redefining the Family: Strengthening the Connection Beyond the Crisis

Reading Time: < 1 minute Watch as Newport Academy’s Dr. Barbara Nosal, PhD, LMFT, LADC, Chief Clinical Officer and Kristin Wilson, MA, LPC, Vice President of Clinical Outreach join with behavioral health leaders from across the country in our behavioral health expert webinar series to discuss specific strategies to assist parents to engage and connect with their children, strengthening the connection beyond […]

Is There A Connection Between Schizophrenia and Marijuana?

Reading Time: 3 minutes For years, in professional and public circles, debate has been ongoing regarding the relationship between schizophrenia and marijuana. Given the widespread legalization of marijuana in the United States and the increased acceptance of the drug as a result, the question of whether there is a connection between schizophrenia and weed has again come to the […]

Understanding the Mind-Body Connection

Reading Time: 5 minutes The mind and the body are not two separate entities—although they are often treated that way. Physical health and emotional health are intimately intertwined in what’s known as the mind-body connection. Our chemistry and biology impact our mood and emotions, as well as thoughts and beliefs. With all of these factors combined, they play a […]

How to Create Healthy Holiday Connections

Reading Time: 6 minutes Sometimes holiday gatherings can be stressful. Even when we’re surrounded by loved ones, making positive holiday connections is often challenging. But it helps to stay grounded and centered within ourselves. Hence, self-care is a primary tool for holiday stress management. Taking the time and space to attend to our own physical, mental, and emotional needs […]

Why Boundaries Matter: Teens, Authentic Connection, and Positive Relationships

Reading Time: 5 minutes by Heather Senior Monroe  Boundaries are important for teen mental health. Moreover, healthy boundaries support adolescents’ ability to form positive relationships. Therefore, they are essential to authentic connection. Authentic connection is key to happiness and self-acceptance.  There are three elements of healthy boundaries. Specifically, these are vulnerability, protection, and containment. Furthermore, these elements are also essential for authentic connection.   Typically, parents or primary caregivers teach […]

Creating Authentic Connection: Healing Relational Trauma

Reading Time: 6 minutes by Barbara Nosal, PhD, LMFT, LADC, and Heather Senior Monroe, MSW, LCSW The Power of Authentic Connection for Teen Mental Health Authentic connection is key to teen mental health. The ability to have healthy relationships can be disrupted by early childhood trauma. However, there are ways to heal from these experiences. Hence, we can learn the […]

RSVP – Building Connections on the Cape

'Building Connections' Party at Cape Cod Symposium! Please join us to celebrate the annual Cape Cod Symposium on Addictive Disorders. Friday, September 14, 2018  7:00 - 10:00 PM 489 Main Street, Barnstable, MA 02632 For any questions or issues, please email Carter Barnhart at  RSVP [contact-form-7 id="8609" title="RSVP"]