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It’s okay to feel ALL the feels 😃🙁😡😲😳

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The Gottman Institute

It's ok to feel scared, sad, ashamed, lonely, frustrated, angry, upset, worried, guilty, or insecure. #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek

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Happy Child and Youth Mental Health Week! Check out these steps to strengthen a child’s emotional intelligence (it’s super important!)

https://www.gottman.com/…/strengthen-childs-emotional-inte…/

Children need the experience of feeling emotions and practice tolerating them to develop self-control and emotional intelligence.
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Having one meaningful relationship as a child can help build resiliency (even with a high ACE score!) #TraumaInformedPractice #Resiliency

First developed in the 1990s, the 10 questions of the Adverse Childhood Experiences test are designed to take a rough measure of a difficult childhood. Finding out your score is easy. Now what?
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Whether your relationship is going great or is not quite as wonderful as you would like, you may want to [...]
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We're all weirdos, science has confirmed, and that's something to celebrate.
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Be courageous!

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Brené Brown

Maya Angelou has been a constant inspiration and guiding influence in my life. Today, on her birthday, I’m honoring her words and her courage: "Without courage we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.”

Great techniques for children AND adults battling anxiety. The article advises trying techniques 2-3 times prior to deciding if it works. We would add that trying them for the first time when not feeling anxious is beneficial (allows the body and mind to connect the technique with calmness).

Imagine you are driving in the car. You look in the rearview mirror and see your child trying to shrink into her seat. “What’s wrong?” you ask. ...
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...or in my more layperson terms: attention goes where energy flows!

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Dr. Dan Siegel

Anything we give attention to, anything we emphasize in our experiences and
interactions, creates new linking connections in the brain.

More in The Yes Brain, a book I recently co-wrote with Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D. http://www.drdansiegel.com/books/the_yes_brain/

Happy Valentine’s Day 💞

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Brené Brown

The root of the word courage is cor – the Latin word for heart. In one of its earliest forms, the word courage meant “to speak one’s mind by telling all one’s heart.”

Courage is a heart word. Be brave. Love hard.

What a good way to start the day! Thank you FNHA for bringing people together to talk mental health and wellness. #FNHA #MentalHealthAndWellnessSummit2018

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Not only are these useful techniques for helping children self-soothe, they work for adults too!

Navigating childhood challenges can be stressful, and sometimes deep breathing isn’t the solution that works for your child.

Navigating childhood challenges can be stressful, and sometimes deep breathing isn’t the solution that works for your child. When your child is in need of tension relief, try one of these techniques: Try an inversion. For centuries, Yogis have...
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Wow!

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Bell Let's Talk is with Cathy Lapiccirella Decicco.

The final results are in! Thanks to your support, we saw a record 138,383,995 calls, texts, tweets, video views, and use of our Facebook frame and Snapchat filt...er on Bell Let’s Talk Day. That means an additional $6,919,199.75 will be donated to mental health initiatives in Canada. Incredible work everyone! #BellLetsTalk

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It’s okay to not be okay.
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The Gottman Institute added a new photo to the album: Quotes.

"Real empathy is sometimes not insisting that it will be okay but acknowledging that it is not." - Sheryl Sandberg

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Learning about Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) on this beautiful #BellLetsTalk day. Exploring values and goals; shifting focus to actions that propel to goals and away from those that are not of service. #TalkTalkTalk #DecreaseTheStigma

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Late to the game, but let’s do this! If you haven’t watched and shared - please do!!! Decrease the stigma of mental health and raise money for mental health initiatives!

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Bell Let's Talk

Today, every view counts. Simply watch and share this video. Bell will donate 5¢ to mental health initiatives for every view. #BellLetsTalk

Let’s end the stigma and get talking about mental health (while simultaneously raising money for services)!

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Bell Let's Talk

#BellLetsTalk Day is January 31! Add our frame to your profile picture to join the conversation and help end the stigma surrounding mental illness. On Jan. 31, ...we will donate 5 cents towards mental health initiatives for every filter used so be sure to keep yours up until January 31.

To add our frame to your photo, please visit https://www.facebook.com/profilepicframes and select our frame from the list or search for it using the keywords “Bell Let’s Talk.” If you're on mobile, visit the link and click "add frame."

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