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Expert Q&A: Substance abuse in teens during the pandemic

Expert Q&A: Substance abuse in teens during the pandemic

Before the spread of COVID-19, studies showed that an estimated 28.6% of teens abused substances. During the pandemic, that number rose to 30.4%. The pandemic has proven to be difficult on each of us, but it has proven especially difficult on adolescents, as their...

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Expert Q&A: Autism Awareness Month with Laura N.

Expert Q&A: Autism Awareness Month with Laura N.

Autism Awareness/Acceptance Month is recognized in April across the nation. During this month, it’s imperative that we, as a community, increase our knowledge, awareness and acceptance of the common disorder, while we continue to remove the stigma surrounding the...

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Resolve to focus on your mental well-being

Resolve to focus on your mental well-being

As we forge ahead into a new year, it’s important for us all to take the time to reflect, self-analyze and adjust our practices and mindsets. Resolutions give us an opportunity to redefine how we operate. As a community, we can strive to create positive changes this...

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South Bay’s notable moments of 2020

South Bay’s notable moments of 2020

Although 2020 has been a whirlwind of events and emotions, we remind ourselves that there were still several moments of joy, triumph and happiness. South Bay has had numerous uplifting experiences that made us grateful for the work we do and those we serve in our...

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Remaining thankful amid growing stressors

Remaining thankful amid growing stressors

Remaining thankful amid growing stressors in a year like 2020 can feel like you are swimming upstream – we understand. Among racial unrest, high unemployment, catastrophic weather, a stressful election season and a pandemic, tensions were high this year. Did you know...

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Facing our fears: A step toward recovery

Facing our fears: A step toward recovery

Fear is a very real threat when it comes to your recovery journey. For some, the thought of attending a counseling session isn’t easy. In fact, it can feel terrifying. Several frightening thoughts might run through your mind as you consider reaching out for help....

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Anxiety in teens is rising: How do we help?

Anxiety in teens is rising: How do we help?

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to sudden changes in the social lives and daily routines of teens. With social distancing being enforced and important school events such as prom and graduations being canceled, it’s natural for teens to feel devastated, anxious and...

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Five mental health podcasts we recommend

Five mental health podcasts we recommend

Our nation is facing devastating and difficult times, and it’s so important – now more than ever – to maintain your mental health. If you already struggle with anxiety, depression or other mental health challenges, these days of isolation, inequity and uncertainty can...

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Early Intervention: Parent participation is key

Early Intervention: Parent participation is key

Adults learn best through experience. Think about it – how often do you search YouTube or Google for how-to tutorials? It’s much easier to complete and master a task once you’ve seen how it’s done. At South Bay, we recognize this, and we infuse this thinking into our...

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Your questions about telehealth answered

Your questions about telehealth answered

At South Bay Community Services, we’re thankful that social distancing does not mean social isolation. In this digital era, we are able to (virtually) connect with and serve our clients through telehealth services. As we adjust to this new normal during the pandemic,...

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How to maintain your mental health while social distancing

How to maintain your mental health while social distancing

As a society, we’re experiencing truly unprecedented times together. With the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19), our normal daily schedules have been completely altered. Social distancing may be our best way to prevent further spreading of COVID-19, but we...

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Debunking myths about the grieving process

Debunking myths about the grieving process

When tragedy strikes, we stop to reflect on life and the realization that any moment could be your last day to spend time with a loved one or family member. Coping with the loss of someone or something you love and admire is one of life’s biggest struggles, but...

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