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Suicide Prevention: Know The Warning Signs

It is essential to understand the signs and symptoms of increased suicide risk. I am writing this article because September is National Suicide Awareness & Prevention Month. In future blog posts, I will be writing a series on how to properly open a conversation with someone who is potentially suicidal. I will also discuss how […] Read more…

Ending Toxic Relationships Now

A toxic relationship is a relationship that is emotionally damaging to at least one partner. Toxic relationships deplete you of your energy, infuse you with negativity, bring unnecessary drama or conflict to your life, trigger feelings of low self-esteem, insecurity, resentment, or frustration. Toxic relationships stifle your personal growth, make you feel less than, or […] Read more…

What to Expect at Your First Appointment with Dr. Amanda Itzkoff?

There are many different types of psychiatrists as well as practices in the mental health field. Oftentimes, a first appointment can be a source of anxiety for new patients. While each practitioner will vary, just like each patient will vary – I like to describe what patients may expect on a first appointment at my […] Read more…

Want A Successful Relationship? Practice This One Rule…

We all want a happy, loving, and successful relationship. So, what does it take to create one? There are a lot of factors (like respect, communication, shared values and interests, forgiveness, etc) that contribute to a healthy relationship.  However, there’s an all-inclusive “short-cut” you can take to get there too. It’s a simple concept called […] Read more…

Students: 10 Tips For Managing The Stress From Finals.

Recent studies show that more than 65% of students feel high to extreme levels of stress. If you’re a current student, this probably doesn’t come as much of a surprise. It might seem that every spare minute (and even minutes you cant spare) is spent worrying – about your current assignments, about your future plans, […] Read more…

7 Ways to Effectively Partner with Your Child’s Teacher When Your Child Has ADD or ADHD.

Being the parent of a student with ADD or ADHD comes with a number of challenges. However, as a parent, if you can learn to effectively advocate for your child, it can make a big difference in both their day-to-day school experience and their overall experience and outcome in the educational system. When teachers understand the […] Read more…

Stop Negative Thinking in Seconds. Here are 10 Ideas.

It can be quite easy to get sucked into patterns of negative thinking. And, while we all know that negative thinking leads us down the wrong road, sometimes it is not so easy to stop it. This article will give you 10 quick and simple ways to start this important shift away from the negative […] Read more…

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7 Tips To Help You Improve Your Relationships

Friendships are some of the most treasured relationships you can have – your friends are there at crucibles in your life, as well as during all the joys. Having strong relationships has also been known to help with stress, depression, anxiety, and overall wellness in an individual. All of this is why it is so […] Read more…

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