Suicide: The Journey to Understand and the Challenge to End

By LHadmin / May 26, 2022 / Comments Off on Suicide: The Journey to Understand and the Challenge to End

There were lots of other blog topics that could have been covered this month, but given the news of the 3rd NCAA student athlete suicide and now the death ‘due to mental health’ of Naomi Judd, we would be remiss to not discuss mental health and suicide.   Over the course of my career prior to…

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Stress: It’s not all bad

By LHadmin / April 19, 2022 / Comments Off on Stress: It’s not all bad

Stress.  Everybody experiences it and most folks will say they have way too much.  Heck, you can search for memes on stress and wipe out days scrolling.  Whether pressure from COVID, work, school, finances, family, friendships, relationships, illness or mental health, many are juggling more balls than possible. Recent research identifies today’s young adults as…

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The Laws of Parenting

By LHadmin / January 2, 2022 / Comments Off on The Laws of Parenting

This guest article was graciously contributed by Greta Lutman, LCMHC-NC, LCAS-NC, LPC-GA. Greta is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor that specializes in life transitions, parenting, adoption, family conflict, and young adult identity & functioning. Serving as one of our parent coaches, Greta helps parents learn beneficial and effective parenting skills. With support, parents can begin…

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Toxic Positivity

By LHadmin / December 17, 2021 / Comments Off on Toxic Positivity

Have you ever been in a tough situation and needed support from a friend or family member? When you finally reached out they decided to respond with an overly positive statement? One that seemingly turned a blind eye to the problem at hand and minimized your true feelings?  Phrases like “it could be worse”, “it…

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Coach Spotlight: Katie Smith

By LHadmin / December 17, 2021 / Comments Off on Coach Spotlight: Katie Smith

Katie Smith is a Western North Carolina native and was born and raised in Brevard, NC and currently lives in Asheville where she’s lived for the past 8 years. The mountains of WNC and the people who live in them are near and dear to Katie’s heart. She loves caring for her community and helping folks…

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Diving into LifeTutors: Our Model

By LHadmin / November 24, 2021 / Comments Off on Diving into LifeTutors: Our Model

 “It takes a village to raise a child” is an African proverb that means that an entire community of people must provide for and interact positively with children.  And let’s be honest- coming into adulthood is not an easy chapter along the human journey and presents challenges for the young person as well as the family…

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Sympathy vs. Empathy

By LHadmin / October 25, 2021 / Comments Off on Sympathy vs. Empathy

Good Intentions We have all heard these words, and they are often used interchangeably, but mistakenly so. There is a lot of confusion about the distinction between the two, and their distinction is critical. Diving into what they really mean helps foster emotional awareness and can allow you to better support someone who is going…

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Dad to the Rescue: Dorm Room Must-Haves for a Successful Semester

By LHadmin / October 21, 2021 / Comments Off on Dad to the Rescue: Dorm Room Must-Haves for a Successful Semester

Whether you moved your kid into their dorm for the first time this fall or are already into the college dorm routine, it’s never too late for dad to come to the rescue with awesome dorm room items. Other than attending classes, going to the cafeteria, and hanging out with friends, college students spend much…

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What Exactly is Motivational Interviewing?

By LHadmin / September 30, 2021 / Comments Off on What Exactly is Motivational Interviewing?

This guest article was graciously contributed by Hillary Bolter, LCSW, LCAS, owner and foundering of Bolter Counseling & Consulting. In her private counseling practice, Hillary specializes in helping individuals who have PTSD, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, individuals who have a history of substance abuse, and more. In her consulting practice she teaches helping professionals Motivational…

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Talking to Your Professors About Your Mental Health

By LHadmin / August 25, 2021 / Comments Off on Talking to Your Professors About Your Mental Health

With the return of fall, many students are heading back to school or college. Whether in person, virtually, or in a hybrid setting, starting a new school year is often an exciting but stressful time. For students with mental health concerns, it can feel even more overwhelming.

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