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Families Counseling Simi Valley Newsletter

   ...effective tools for healthy change

1633 Erringer Rd. #204, Simi Valley, CA

805.583.3976 Summer 2011

Summertime Seasonal Depression?  Could be. 

Summer depression

Seasonal Affective Disorder, or S.A.D., commonly strikes in the winter.  But some people feels its effects in the summer, and don't realize why they feel down, depressed, and / or anxious.  Find out more on our blog.
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Tips to Help Your Marriage

Marriages need care and feeding just like anything else.  Give your marriage a boost by reviewing a couple of "posts from the past".  "Make Your Marriage Better, in 5 Minutes a Day" and "Help Your Marriage Survive Recession Stress"  have some great tips.

Just "picky", or a "highly sensitive person?"

Highly sensitive person

If your child, or an adult you know, seems finicky, easily overwhelmed, stressed by too much stimuli, or just really sensitive to their environment, then you'll want to read this article.  What you find out may surprise you.

Social Skills groups for Asperger's teens and young adults

There's a great program for young people with Asperger's Syndrome.  It's local, and it's free!  Founded in 2006 by a father of a daughter with Asperger's, the groups are gaining in popularity.  Our blog post tells you where to find them.

"Bath salts" & "Plant food" -- our latest drug problem

Do you know about MDPV? It’s the acronym for methylenedioxypyrovalerone or mephedrone.  What’s that?  These are ingredients in legal, easy to buy stimulant hallucinogens that can kill, directly or indirectly. Their street names are “bath salts” or “plant food” because that’s what hey look like, and the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) hasn’t gotten around to making them illegal yet.  If you have teens, you need to know about this, and so do they. 

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