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Lake Mary Counselor | 5 Top Suicide Warning Signs for Children and Teens | Greenwood Lake Middle School

5 Top Suicide Warning Signs for Children and Teens

It is with sadness that we learned this morning of the suicide death of one of our own children, a 14 year old male student who attended Greenwood Lake Middle School in Lake Mary. To make matters worse, the student’s body was found in a bathroom […]

3 Lies Teen Girls Believe | Orlando Teen Counselor Dana West, LCSW

Ever stopped and wondered what happened to my sweet little baby girl while glancing at you’re teenage daughter struggling with self-esteem, relationships, and mood swings? It seems that it is a rite of passage in our society for teenage girls to battle with all these issues before discovering their value, worth, and place in […]

How to Identify Workplace Bullying and Tips for Victims | Jonathan Martin & Richie Incognito Orlando Bully Expert Dana West

Bullying and sports have made headlines since October 28, 2013 when Jonathan Martin, a 24-year-old offensive lineman for the Miami Dolphins left his team after reporting he was bullied by veteran teammate Richie Incognito.  Martin accused Incognito and others on the team of harassment, physical violence and constant vulgar comments.  After the allegations surfaced, the […]

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The Benefits of Forgiveness | Dana West, LCSW

The Benefits of Forgiveness | Dana West, LCSW

Why is forgiveness easy to verbalize but so difficult to express? How many times should I forgive?  Can I distance myself while forgiving someone who hurts me repeatedly? If I forgive too quickly am I a pushover?  Is forgiving truly forgetting? I will never forgive you!  These […]

ADHD linked to High Fat Diet? | Orlando ADHD Counseling Expert | University of Illinois

Orlando ADHD Counseling Expert Jim West, MA, LMHC interviewed by Fox 35 | ADHD linked to High Fat Diet? | University of Illinois

Food for Thought:  Another study linking proving that how we eat effects how we think!  There was a recent study published in Psychoneuroendocrinology Journal February 2013 indicating a possible link to high fat […]

4 Tips to Reduce Social Bullying | Whitney Kropp | Lindsay Lohan | Mean Girls

The behavior we are referring to in this incident, is social bullying. Social bullying is a form of bullying that involves teasing someone because of their appearance, spreading lies or rumors, ignoring or even rejecting someone. Social bullying is much more insidious and difficult for teachers and parents to pick up on, and all […]