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The Trouble with Unrecognized Trauma

Unrecognized or unprocessed trauma from childhood can affect our daily functioning and behavior patterns as adults. Do you ever have thoughts, feelings or behavior patterns...

How to Support LGBTQ+ Teens

By Ronelle Grier Photography by Anthony Lanzilote   Parental support in particular is essential to teens within gender and sexual minorities.   Today’s teens are under pressure like never...

The Dangers of Vaping for Teens with ADHD

Young people with ADHD are at greater risk for e-cigarette nicotine addiction. By Elizabeth Katz When Jewish teen Leah was diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) last...

The Downfalls of Perfectionism

Jillian Lesson, a high school student at Frankel Jewish Academy, explores the idea of being perfectly imperfect. By Jillian Lesson Perfectionism. That word seems to have...

Julie Lythcott-Haims Shares Insights from ‘How to Raise an Adult’ at Temple Beth El

 Julie Lythcott-Haims encourages parents and professionals to take a second look at their parenting tactics. By Allison Jacobs There is no exact science to parenting, but...

Help Wanted

By Aerin Fink It started with the lice. After two months of camping, I had tiny bugs crawling all over my scalp. I knew all...

Alleviating Anxiety

Expert offers tools for handling fear, worry, panic and obsessive thinking. By Ronelle Grier, Contributing Writer Anxiety is invisible, yet it can ravage the lives of those...

Resilience Documentary

Childhood trauma spurs far-reaching mental and health consequences. Ronelle Grier Contributing Writer What is the greatest predictor of health issues such as obesity, smoking, heart disease,...

Mental Health Help Coming To 100 Michigan Schools

Sponsored by our community partners Pain Free Life Centers TRAILS program will help students with depression, anxiety and other challenges. Jennifer Lovy Contributing Writer It happens all too...

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Coming Full Circle

The Friendship Circle celebrates 25 years of making the world a better place by launching an endowment fund. Sponsored by Friendship Circle Bassie and Rabbi Levi...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Indicted for Corruption

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been charged in three different corruption cases. Featured photo courtesy of JTA via Miriam Alster/Flash90 By Marcy Oster JERUSALEM (JTA) —...

Where Are We Now?

Featured photo courtesy of Ben Falik This isn’t about me except sort of. That’s what I remind myself each time I set out to tell...

Recipes to Get You Ready for the Holiday

Although the main focus of Thanksgiving dinner is the turkey, here are some recipes to add some variety to your traditional meal. Thanksgiving food starts...