So here's the deal.  School aged kids are in school 9 months a year for 13 years.  That's a total of 117 of 156 months from kindergarten through 12th grade.  I guess you can say going to school is pretty big deal!!!!  It's one of the main ways kids gain the academic, social, and emotional skills needed for adult life.  The trouble.....anticipating a new grade, a new classroom, a new teacher, making friends, facing bullies, feeling “uncool” or coping with academic pressures can fuel anxiety, even dread. This anxiety may be experienced through symptoms such as headaches, stomachaches, sleep difficulties, and even school refusal.  With an estimated 28% of American kids demonstrating some sort of school refusal behaviors, we took action and created The School Refusal Program ;)


 
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We've all had those life moments...When you are socially, emotionally, relationally, financially up against a wall.  You are worn down.  Not sure how you are going to get through it.  We like to call these "Push Through" moments.  Where you have to dig deep with everything you got and even though you don't "feel" like it you have to keeping going, you've got to "Push Through."  Join us on a Push Through activity to strengthen your skills of grit, perseverance, and determination.  Next time you need a little uphf, tell yourself to "push through." #pushthrough

We can't think of a better way to practice "Push Through" than run the Kansas City Marathon on October 20, 2018.  Whether it's the half of 13.1 miles or the full of 26.2 miles, you definitely will be emotionally and physically tested to "Push Through."


 
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The AskMidwestAnxiety Show ("The Show") gives you a behind the scenes look at what its like to be a community based therapist.  As you ride along, we give you Cognitive Behavioral nuggets (not chicken nuggets ;) to help you win those social and emotional struggles, inspire you to get the most out of your day, and have fun while talking about mental health.  Along the way, we jump on InstagramFacebookTwitter LIVE to answer you questions about parenting, obsessions, compulsions, fears, phobias, depression, anxiety, and so many more things on how to handle the everyday struggles of life.  So sit back, put on your seatbelt, and enjoy the ride ;)


 
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Some struggle more than others, but everyone struggles with something.    It is not “us” vs. the “mentally ill.”  It is everyone! Everyone has mental health.  The more we accept struggling is something that we all do, the more we will share our struggles. Let's make mental health "normal" by sharing our struggles.


 
 

Coming Summer '18. I am pretty special because...." Be UR #1 Fan & tell us what U like, what U do, how U Just Be You.