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Paradigm Sponsors I Am Maris Event

Mental illness is not a weakness – but a catalyst for building strength, spirit and empathy. This powerful message is conveyed in the film I Am Maris, which was recently supported by Paradigm during the Mill Valley film Festival in Marin County. During this prestigious festival, Paradigm staff supported an after-party and reception of the…

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In the Wake of National Bullying Prevention Month

While October is designated as national bullying prevention month, efforts to alleviate bullying should be maintained all year-round.     What is Bullying? Described as unwanted, aggressive behavior, bullying involves a real or perceived power imbalance, and can come in the verbal form of teasing, name-calling, inappropriate sexual comments, taunting or threatening to cause harm.…

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OCD Awareness Begins Within

International OCD Awareness Week is in full swing at Paradigm and this year we’re focusing on raising awareness from the inside out. “Some of the misconceptions about OCD involve the people who suffers from it,” says Dr. Jeff Nalin, Chief Clinical Officer at Paradigm. “We’ve seen many young people who have difficulty in treatment because…

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The Value of a Strong Support System

The human experience involves families and communities: we need one another to survive and grow because it’s impossible to do everything alone. This is especially true while going through life’s challenges and obstacles, such as raising a teen going through treatment. A healthy support system can provide parents with a host of benefits, including: Boost…

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Learning How to Be Resilient Can Help Teens Manage Emotional Distress

Depression and anxiety are common during adolescence. But a new study suggests that brain training can help manage emotional distress. According to a recent study, teens who develop new skills, such as new emotion regulation strategies, can learn how to manage emotional distress such as anxiety and depression. This is especially helpful for adolescents during…

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