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Amanda Daggett, APRN, PMHNP-BC, joins Dakota Family Services

Amanda Daggett, APRN, PMHNP-BC, joins Dakota Family Services

Amanda Daggett, APRN, PMHNP-BC recently joined Dakota Family Services, an outpatient behavioral health clinic, as a Nurse Practitioner.…

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Working Together to Prevent Suicide

Working Together to Prevent Suicide

If you are concerned about someone, start with an honest conversation. It is a myth that asking and talking about suicide will put the idea into someone's head.…

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Suicide Prevention and Awareness

Suicide Prevention and Awareness

If you recognize any of the signs or are worried about a friend or loved one, ask them if they are OK and if they are contemplating suicide. It might make you uncomfortable, but no one is ever going to be mad at you for asking them how they are doing.…

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Internet Safety

Internet Safety

Since its birth in the 1960-1980s, the Internet has grown tremendously. What started as a limited communication tool for academic, military, and research institutions has evolved into a primary way for people to connect. As one of the biggest sources of entertainment, the internet has also become one of the scariest places for children to venture.…

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A Guide to Play Therapy

A Guide to Play Therapy

Play is an important part of childhood development. Child development can be disrupted by stress, trauma, or other factors. When this happens, children may struggle with communication skills, social skills, self-esteem, anxiety, or depression. Play is how children learn, how they express their thoughts and emotions.…

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Sara Kuhn joins Dakota Family Services in Fargo

Sara Kuhn joins Dakota Family Services in Fargo

Sara recently joined Dakota Family Services, an outpatient behavioral health clinic, as a clinical psychology doctoral intern.…

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How to Tell the Difference Between Moods, Feelings, and Emotions

How to Tell the Difference Between Moods, Feelings, and Emotions

While most of us have a general idea of what it means to be in a good mood versus a bad mood, we might find it more difficult to explain the difference between moods, feelings, and emotions. Put simply, emotions can turn into moods, moods can affect emotions, and feelings are how we interpret our emotions.…

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Jessie Mertz, LCSW, joins Dakota Family Services in Fargo

Jessie Mertz, LCSW, joins Dakota Family Services in Fargo

Jessie Mertz, LCSW, recently joined Dakota Family Services, an outpatient behavioral health clinic, as a therapist.…

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Bullying and Your Child

Bullying and Your Child

Bullying can be a devastating experience. It impacts not only the person being bullied, but also their friends and family members; and even acquaintances who witness it.…

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10 Steps to Building Resilience

10 Steps to Building Resilience

Life does not come with a road map—everyone will experience stressors and challenges. These adversities affect each of us differently as related to our thoughts, emotions, reactions, and behaviors. Becoming more resilient helps us get through difficult circumstances, empowers individual growth, and can improve our lives. Resilience allows us to adapt to challenges and situations, and manage anxiety and stress so it doesn’t impair our day-to-day functioning.…

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Supporting a Friend Struggling with Depression

Supporting a Friend Struggling with Depression

When someone we care about is struggling, it's tempting to want to "cure" them. While we can't do that, we can take steps to support them in their mental health journey.…

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Staying True to Yourself

Staying True to Yourself

Growing up can be confusing. We are expected to listen to the same music, wear the same brands, and join the same activities. Sometimes we feel pressured to be a certain way to fit in or impress our friends.…

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