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8 Study Hacks to Beat Test Anxiety

8 Study Hacks to Beat Test Anxiety

  You showed up to class every day. You took lengthy notes and studied for hours. You go to take the test and suddenly, your body tenses, your mind goes blank, and you can’t bring yourself to answer a single question. If you can relate to this then you are probably struggling with test anxiety […]

Back to School: 5 Tips for Kids With Mental Health Concerns

kids getting on a school bus

  It’s late August.  Interstate 95 in the Northeast is actually moving during morning and evening rush hours as workers ditch the daily commute for one last vacation of summer.  Meanwhile, the stores are full of parents and their children shopping for new clothes and school supplies.  Labor Day is late this year, but in […]

School Success: Study Tip for College Students with Mental Health Disabilities

student taking notes

In my other role as Vice President of Laurel House, Inc., in Stamford, CT, I direct a program called Thinking Well.  People with a serious mental illness such as schizophrenia, although of average or above average intelligence, will score below 85% of the general population on standardized cognitive tests.   The Thinking Well program addresses this […]

Jerry’s Law Will Help Children and Teens With Mental Illness Get Supportive Services in Schools

While more legislation is not the solution to every social problem, the bill before New York Governor Andrew Cuomo known as Jerry’s Law looks like a step in the right direction. If signed by Governor Cuomo, Jerry’s Law will require schools in the state of New York to notify parents of their right to have […]

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