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Emery G.

Mental Health Awareness Month: The Effects of PTSD & Food Allergies

by Emery Gewirtz, M.A., FAACT Director of Behavioral Health May is Mental Health Awareness Month AND Food Allergy Awareness Month. While it is a coincidence that these two important issues share a month of awareness,

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Compassion Blog

Compassion in a Time of Chaos: There is No Right Response

by Emery Gewirtz, M.A., FAACT’s Director of Behavioral Health This season is temporary, and so are these feelings. Still, while they may be temporary, and will not last forever, some days it may feel like they will.

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Lost Memories

The Lost Memories of Students in Transition: Where Do We Go from Here?

by Emery Gewirtz, M.A., FAACT's Director of Behavioral Health Amidst the coronavirus chaos, there is one forgotten group whose lives were taken out from under them. With little fanfare and no applause, these kids went

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COVID-19

FAACT's Resource Page on COVID-19

Updated 5/31/20 Given the global spread of novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, we appreciate that these are uncertain and stressful times. The safety and health of all individuals is always the highest priority

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Mylan

FDA Alerts Patients and Health Care Professionals of EpiPen Auto-Injector Errors Related to Device Malfunctions and User

** FAACT is sharing this press release from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) March 24, 2020: FDA is alerting patients, caregivers and health care professionals that EpiPen 0.3mg and EpiPen Jr 0.15mg

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Emma S.

Why Camp TAG Is the Key to Confidence

by Emma Sorrentino, Camp TAG Teen Counselor I can very vividly remember all the days I sat alone at the peanut-free table in elementary school, but more specifically, I vividly remember the feeling of being isolated

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Susan Kelly

FAACT Welcomes New Members to the Leadership Team

Susan Kelly, BSN, RNVice President of Education When my second daughter was 14-months-old, I decided to feed her half of her older sister’s peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch. After a tiny bite of the

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Tamara Hubbard Blog

Tips for Locating an Allergy-Informed Counseling Provider

by Tamara Hubbard, MA, LCPC You realize your anxiety levels are rising to a level that impacts your daily life, and nothing you're doing seems to be helping. An anaphylactic reaction occurs, and now you can't stop

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Helping Kids with Food Allergies Build Self-Esteem

by Tamara Hubbard, MA, LCPC We're all familiar with the term self-esteem, but it can be hard to describe it in a concrete manner.  In the simplest of terms, self-esteem is a positive sense of

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