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Helping Children Understand Germs & Illness

A Guide to Presenting Information to Children in a Way They Will Understand

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Free Resources to Help During a Pandemic

This is such an unprecedented time in our history. Even those who may be self-proclaimed “homebodies” have never spent this much time inside of their homes.

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Supporting Your Kids During the COVID-19 Pandemic

A guide to engaging with your children in healthy, meaningful, and anxiety reducing ways during the COVID-19 situation.

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Diet and Mental Health

We have known for years that diet impacts the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer. Recently, a new field of research called Nutritional Psychiatry is focused on determining the impact of diet and nutrition on mental health.

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Resilience: Building a Positive Mindset

Mental health providers are trained to be problem solvers when conflict, unhappiness and disability become overwhelming. For that matter, parents, teachers, coaches, police officers and employers also are frequently called upon to be problem solvers.

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Autism: A Developmental Disorder

Autism is a developmental disorder that includes a variety of symptoms from social difficulties to the inability to communicate and interact with others. It generally appears in early childhood, typically around the age of three.

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Understanding Compassion Fatigue

The manifestation of compassion fatigue and burnout are an unfortunate consequence for many who provide caregiving to others and those who work in the mental health and health care professions.

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Meet Christopher Wheatley, PMHNP

Chris Wheatley is a certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner working with patients in Brook Lane’s child and adolescent partial hospitalization program, residents at Stone Bridge Home and young clients in outpatient services on our main campus.

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Holly Joyner, Laurel Hall Frederick Principal

Brook Lane’s Laurel Hall Schools, in Hagerstown and Frederick, are both outstanding examples of how Brook Lane accomplishes its mission of helping individuals improve their emotional and behavioral well-being through education and treatment.

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Billy Brick Instructs Mental Health First Aid

Perhaps one of the most challenging roles for Brook Lane is breaking down the stigma of mental health in our community. One of the ways in which we try to accomplish this is by offering free Mental Health First Aid courses, open to the public.

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