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10 Reasons Why Anxiety Sucks… the Life Out of Me

Anxiety sucks… literally. I don’t like the word “sucks,” and would rather use “stinks,” but sucks is more appropriate. I use “sucks” because anxiety literally sucks the life out of me sometimes. Read more »

Five Ways to Help Children Cope in a Violent World

The world can be a scary place for all of us, but especially children. As adults, we can choose to avoid or limit our social media and news coverage.  But children often get exposed to violence, or news of violence, without warning. Read more »

Six Tips for Explaining War to Children

In an ever-changing world, parents and educators are too often faced with explaining complex and challenging events to children. And perhaps nothing is more difficult to explain than violence, particularly war and armed conflict. Read more »

Music & Mental Health as a Catalyst for Change

In this Voices of Compassion podcast episode, we have the opportunity to hear about the remarkable journey of Sean Nesamoney, who was a high school student with a love and talent for music. It’s a testament to the synergy between music and mental health, showcasing how Sean’s passion for music became a vision for a concert to highlight and support teen mental health resources in the community.
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How Music Affects Mental Health

Music is a powerful tool for mood regulation and stress. The best part is, it’s always available to anyone who needs it. Read more »

Can Music Improve Our Health and Quality of Life?

Music boosts our mood and well-being, and music therapy may help  with treatment for certain health conditions. Read more »

How Listening to Music Can Have Psychological Benefits

Listening to music can be entertaining, and some research suggests that it might even make you healthier. Music can be a source of pleasure and contentment, but there are many other psychological benefits as well. Music can relax the mind, energize the body, and even help people better manage pain. Read more »

Resources for Talking to Children About War and Global Conflict

The resources on this page provide parents, educators and other caring adults with age-appropriate tips and guidance on helping children process and cope with their feelings about humanitarian crises. Read more »

8 Tips for Talking to Your Children About Conflict and War

When conflict or war makes the headlines, it can cause feelings such as fear, sadness, anger and anxiety wherever you live. Here are some tips on how to approach the conversation with your child and to provide them with support and comfort. Read more »

How to Talk With Kids About the War in Gaza and Israel

Parents and families across the world have been distressed by the war in Gaza and Israel. Those who are there (or who are connected to the people of the region) may grieve for loved ones who have been killed or fear harm and devastation.

Parents everywhere struggle to understand what’s happening and how to feel about it, and to talk with our kids about the images as well as the absence of humanity and compassion they see in the news and on social media. Read more »

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