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Sayreville War Memorial High School Hazing Cancels Football Season | Orlando Counselor Jada Fox 35

What is hazing? “The imposition of strenuous, often humiliating, tasks as part of a program of rigorous physical training and initiation.” Or, “Humiliating and sometimes dangerous initiation rituals, especially as imposed on college students seeking membership to a fraternity or sorority.”

What is bullying? “An Imbalance of Power: Kids who bully use their power—such as physical […]

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 on […]

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 adult […]

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 Miami […]

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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 are […]

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 diets […]