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Dr. Lena Pearlman, LCSW – Update – 11 10 2018

Something To Think About:
“If you’re not making someone else’s life better, then you’re wasting your time. Your life will become better by making other lives better.”  – Will Smith

Did You Know?
In the United States, about 1 in 40 adults & 1 in 100 children have OCD. And according to the World Health Organization, OCD is one of the top 20 causes of illness-related disability, worldwide.

“Help & Strategies For Parents Of Children With Challenging Behaviors”:
ONLINE webinar & discussion (Limited Space Available)
Thursday, November 29, 2018 from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm (Central Time)
Raising children and teens is one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences for parents. It can also be very challenging, frustrating, and anxiety provoking.This webinar and discussion will provide a great deal of information and hands-on strategies to help parents. The training is led by Dr. Lena Pearlman, LCSW & Dr. Bryan Pearlman, EdD. More information at:
https://squareup.com/store/MostValuablePD/item/parent-webinar

TED Talk – “Good And Bad Are Incomplete Stories We Tell Ourselves”
Heather Lanier’s daughter Fiona has Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome, a genetic condition that results in developmental delays — but that doesn’t make her tragic, angelic or any of the other stereotypes about kids like her. In this talk about the beautiful, complicated, joyful and hard journey of raising a rare girl, Lanier questions our assumptions about what makes a life “good” or “bad,” challenging us to stop fixating on solutions for whatever we deem not normal, and instead to take life as it comes.
https://www.ted.com/talks/heather_lanier_good_and_bad_are_incomplete_stories_we_tell_ourselves/details

Article – “Teens Are Texting & Using Social Media Instead Of Reading”
A new study has alarming findings, but is probably not surprising to anyone who knows a teenager: High-schoolers today are texting, scrolling and using social media instead of reading books and magazines. In their free time, American adolescents are cradling their devices hours each day rather than losing themselves in print or long-form media, according to research published Monday by the American Psychological Association. In fact, 1 in 3 U.S. high school seniors did not read a book for pleasure in 2016. In the same time period, 82 percent of 12th-graders visited sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram every day.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/inspired-life/wp/2018/08/20/for-american-teens-texting-and-social-media-are-replacing-books/?utm_term=.d9d31963ab7d

Therapy Options – In-Person & ONLINE:
Our practice offers both in-person and ONLINE appointments that are ultra-convenient. Please let us know if we can be of assistance. We work with children, teens, adults, couples, and families. We can get someone in to be seen with in a few days (if not sooner). Thank you!

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Take care and have a great weekend!

Lena

Dr. Lena Pearlman, LCSW
Dr. Lena Pearlman & Associates
STLmentalhealth.com
655 Craig Road, Suite 300
St. Louis, MO 63141
314-942-1147
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