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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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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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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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Anxiety Blog

Food Allergy Anxiety in Kids - 5 Tips for Parents

by Tamara Hubbard, MA, LCPC Those of us who are food allergy-knowledgeable licensed behavioral healthcare providers will inevitably get calls from parents seeking guidance on helping their child with food

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Navigating Food Allergy Tragedies

Another food allergy-related tragedy recently populated our social media feeds. This story involved a teenage boy, all set to graduate high school, but suffered an anaphylactic reaction to walnuts days before

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Nutless Life

Ask, Read, and Label! Three Ways to Increase Safety this Holiday Season!

by: The Team of Nutless Life “Does this amazing looking dish contain...?” isn’t exactly this year’s top icebreaker question to ask at every holiday function for people with food allergies. However, it is the

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Kathy Thornburg

Grandparents Can Create an Inclusive Holiday

by Kathy Thornburg The holidays are a wonderful time of family and fun, but with the most wonderful time of the year also comes the stress of creating a safe experience while traveling and eating at others’ homes

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