10 techniques to help manage depressed symptoms.

This presentation is not the best solution for someone experiencing suicidal ideations, but for those experiencing intermittent depressed mood. If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts I encourage you to call 911 or go to your local hospital and reach out for treatment.

In general‚ about 1 out of every 6 adults will have depression at some time in their life. Depression affects about 16 million American adults every year.

I’m here to tell you it’s going to be okay! The video will outline ten coping skills to help you manage your depressive symptoms.
Keep in mind! The things that help the most are the things that are the most difficult to do. But there’s is a huge difference, between something that’s difficult and something that’s impossible.

Let’s get into it.

If you find this video helpful please subscribe to the channel and share with a friend.

Peace and Blessings 🙏🏾,
Nick

Ten Tips Everyone Should know when dealing with Anxiety

*Disclaimer* This presentation is not the best solution for someone experiencing suicidal ideations, but for those experiencing intermittent depressed mood. If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts I encourage you to call 911 or go to your local hospital and reach out for treatment. In general‚ about 1 out of every 6 adults will have depression at some time in their life. Depression affects about 16 million American adults every year. I’m here to tell you it’s going to be okay! The video will outline ten coping skills to help you manage your depressive symptoms. Keep in mind! The things that help the most are the things that are the most difficult to do. But there’s is a huge difference, between something that’s difficult and something that’s impossible. Let’s get into it. If you find this video helpful please subscribe to the channel and share it with a friend. Peace and Blessings 🙏🏾, Nick

Nicolas Wright, MS, is a mental health clinician who has also created video presentations on Depression and Anxiety.

Think and Grow Rich: 10 Tips for Goal Planning

Nicolas Wright, MS, is a mental health clinician who has also created video presentations on Depression and Anxiety.

Visit Nicholas Wright Mental Health Matters on YouTube

Think and Grow Rich: 10 Tips for Goal Planning By Nicholas Wright LPC Resident Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC)

The Secret of Successful Career Preparation

Career Preparation Related Statements Form

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The secret of successful career preparation is not as secret as you might think!  If you can answer most of the following questions affirmatively you are off to a good start.

Anyonecanachieve’s Career Preparation Related Statements FormYes
Safezone
No                     
GrowthNeeded
I know who I am. ( e.g.,  I am an outgoing people person or I like spending time in solitary pursuits)
I know what activities I truly enjoy.  For example, I love writing, analyzing things, helping people, building things or exploring nature.
      I have prioritized the activities I enjoy.
I have thought about selecting a career that allows me to do the kinds of things I truly enjoy doing. 
I have made a short list of the careers that include the activities I love.
I decided on my first, second and third career choices.
      I have narrowed down my career choice over time to one great career
        I am willing to work hard at preparing for the career I’ve chosen.
I am willing to make sacrifices of time and money to prepare for this career.
I am willing to tolerate disappointments along the way and bounce back.
        I am willing to spend four to ten years in college to prepare for my   career.
I am willing to celebrate small successes along the way.
I am willing to make a solid short and long-term career preparation plans I know that finding and preparing for a great career isn’t a random activity.
I am willing to find alternative paths to my idea career when some easy paths are blocked.
I believe my career goal is reasonable given my present knowledge, skills and talents.
I believe my career goal is reasonable given my ability to learn and grow and develop my full potential.
I am open to changing my current career goal for an alternative career goal that would also be satisfying to me.
I will never be shy about admitting my shortcomings and I will work to improve myself.
I am working on surrounding myself with like-minded people whose insights and support can strengthen my determination to achieve.
I am willing to take good care of myself along the way by eating, sleeping, exercising and finding relaxing recreational activities.
I am willing to hear and be responsive to feedback from my support system, friends, family, and mentors (such as the mentors at anyonecanachieve.com).

© 2012, Dr. Jack Thomas

NEW FEATURED MENTOR

DR. JAMES N. GLADDEN

PROFESSOR OF POLITICAL SCIENCE, EMERITUS

UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA FAIRBANKS

HIGHEST DEGREE:

PH.D. POLITICAL SCIENCE

EARNED AT: INDIANA UNIVERSITY

SPECIALIZED TRAINING:

ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH TRAINING.

PUBLICATIONS IN PEER REVIEWED JOURNALS

MEETING STANDARDS FOR TENURE AND PROMOTION.

NUMBER OF YEARS IN SPECIALTY?

I AM RETIRED OR SEMI-RETIRED

WHAT I REALLY ENJOY ABOUT MY FIELD.

AS A PROFESSOR OF POLITICAL SCIENCE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA FAIRBANKS, I VALUED THE OPPORTUNITY TO KEEP LEARNING IN MY FIELD OF INTEREST. IT INVOLVED TRAVEL TO OTHER COUNTRIES FOR RESEARCH ON PUBLIC POLICY FOR MANAGING FEDERAL WILDERNESS AREAS. I ENJOYED TEACHING STUDENTS AS A REWARDING WAY TO STIMULATE MY OWN THINKING.

MY ACHIEVEMENT STORY:

AS AN UNDERGRADUATE, I LEARNED THAT PROFESSORS MADE CAREERS OUT OF DOING RESEARCH AND TEACHING IDEAS. THIS WAY OF LIFE EXCITED ME, AND FOCUSED MY MIND TO THE TASK. A POLITICAL SCIENCE COURSE SET ME ON THE PATH TO ACHIEVE MY GOAL OF EARNING A PH.D. AND BEING A PROFESSIONAL ACADEMIC.

THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE(S) STUDENTS FACE:

STUDENTS WHO WANT TO BECOME POLITICAL SCIENCE PROFESSORS FACE TWO MAJOR CHALLENGES. FIRST IS TO DECIDE WHICH FIELD OF STUDY IN THE DISCIPLINE TO SPECIALIZE IN. THE OTHER IS TO DEVELOP THE CAPACITY TO PERSIST TOWARD GOALS ACROSS TIME.

Deontae Craig Starts College Career @ University of Iowa

Deontae Craig, Defensive Lineman, Hawkeyes

University of Iowa

ACA: Deontae, tell us about the transition from High School at Culver to University of Iowa?

Deontae: “So far the transition has been going really well. The hardest adjustment has been waking up really early and at other times a lot of free time. I am planning to major in sports science because it seems like an interesting field to get into involving sports. I am taking rhetoric, elementary psychology and a couple other lecture hall courses. Eventually, I want to get a PH.D. in something, but it might be kind of hard, so I’ll see how I feel about it in a few years.”

ACA: One of your sports heroes passed away early this year as a result of a plane crash, Kobe Bryant. He had quite a long career with the Los Angeles Lakers with numerous accolades. You mentioned that he inspired you. Any thoughts?

Deontae: “I think about Kobe every day. He’s my phone wallpaper. I wear his number in basketball and I look at every single social media post about him. I wrote “mamba” forever on my shoes and cleats after he passed away so I know his mentality will live in whatever I do.”

ACA: Thanks Deontae for this update and good luck at University of Iowa. Good luck in academics and in sports. Let’s hear from you again soon.

A Timeline of Racial Progress in the U.S., and the Lack of It, Through the Years

Here are some, not all, of the seminal events in America’s journey toward racial fairness. It shows progress that has been frustratingly slow and painfully hard-won. For example, the signing into law of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 and the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King occured in the same week. It seems as if it’s a case of two steps forward, then one back, or perhaps even a step and a half forward, then one back.

Please visit the Newsweek website to read this article: https://www.newsweek.com/timeline-racial-progress-us-lack-it-through-years-1515754

Carolyn Calloway-Thomas is Chair of African American and African Diaspora Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington; Sam Hill is a Newsweek contributor, author and consultant.

Dr. Dennis Jackson, Ed.D., Psychology Department Martin University, Retired

Dr. Dennis Jackson, Ed.D., LMHC Chairman, Psychology Department Martin University
Dr. Dennis Jackson, Retired Professor of Psychology at Martin University. He is past president of the Indiana Counseling Association. He served the counseling association for two terms.

He has served in numerous administrative roles at Martin over the past 15 years.

Appointed by the mayor of Indianapolis, Dr. Jackson served on the Board of “Smoke Free Indiana” for two years.

Dr. Jackson developed the Gerontology undergraduate program at Martin. He has professional expertise in the clinical area of child sexual abuse.

Education

Dr. Jackson earned his MS degree in Counseling Psychology from Ball State University. He earned his doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology at Indiana University.

Licensure

Dr. Jackson is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Indiana.

Achievement Advice:

“In the process of working toward their career goals, students need to be mindful to do all they can to reconcile their perception of reality with the objective reality out there!  Students need to deal with all the necessary things their graduate program requires. They need to get in this habit early on. The realistic orientation is a big advantage as it strengthens the likelihood of program completion and it aids successful entry into their future profession. Therefore students must deal with what is prescribed by their program. If they do this, their path to success will be facilitated.  Also, students should find faculty mentors whose advice they trust. I had great mentors with whom I formed good friendships both in my Masters program at Ball State and in my doctoral program at Indiana University – great professors such as Paul Monger and Ron Baker.”

Achievement Story:

“My story is straightforward.  I earned a Fine Arts degree in undergraduate school but I became interested in psychology. I applied to the Masters Psychology program at Ball State.  I was admitted after taking graduate admissions exams but I had no prior courses in psychology, I knew I had my work cut out for me.  This was hard I had to learn a lot of psychology is a relatively short time. I had to learn a whole new language. My advisor told me I needed to make A’s in the first three classes I took, to show my ability. I in fact did that and I kept going. After completing my master’s degree, I was admitted to the doctoral degree program in counseling psychology at Ball State along with two other friends but not long into the program our advisor passed away – a series of things happened but eventually with the help of Ball State I transferred to the doctoral program at Indiana University in Bloomington where I finished my degree work.  My motivation to go the distance, in part was because my Ball State Advisor took a chance on my success and with mentor’s encouragement, I saw it through.

Deontae Craig shares his outlook on sports and academics at Culver Academy

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What first experience(s) in playing sports helped you enjoy sports and sport competition?

I think the competition itself is what made me fall in love with sports and it motivates me to work even harder to keep perfecting my craft and possibly result in me being able to play at the next level in college.

Are there particular athletes you have watched (admired) over the years whose play you enjoy?

My favorite athlete of all time would have to be Kobe Bryant -the way he dominated when he played the game, is something special – that is one thing I really admired about him. I admired his focus and passion for the game of basketball.

Are any of the above athletes you cite role models for what you want to become?

I know I may never reach the same level of success as Kobe, but he is definitely a good person to aspire to be. He is very accomplished on the court – winning five NBA Championships, and many other awards. He is also very successful off the court with a Grammy win. He is a prime example of what it means to be winning at the game of life.

How important is getting along with and enjoying time with team members with whom you’ve played?

That is very important. If there is negative vibes spread throughout the team, that will affect how well you guys are able to work together. If you can’t work well together, then you probably will not have much success.

When you win a competition do you have a celebration or are you more inclined to relax or both?

I like to celebrate a little, but I am not one to splurge and get extravagant.

Upon losing a competition is there anything special you do to get yourself prepared for the next competition?

There is nothing really that I change. It just motivates me to work even harder to make sure I don’t have to feel the pain of losing again.

What positive connection do you see between your academic work and playing ball?

Sports motivates me to do great things academically because I know if I do not, then I will not be able to play in any athletics. I try to make sure I stay on top of academics before anything.

How are you most likely to spend your leisure time between competitions?

I rest up or get treatment. Games can get intense so it is important that I take care of my body.

In Academics and Sports are there specific things you do yourself to improve your performance?

I ask a lot of questions when I am confused to find out where I can improve

Coaching is important. Can you think of some things coaches do that really help?

They really preach to me that teamwork is very important. I am close with my coaches on and off the court so that really helps with our relationship and building trust.

Talk about the importance of parents and family in helping you succeed at challenges.

Family is extremely important to me. They have my support in everything I do and without their help; I definitely would not be where I am today. They motivate me to work hard, because I know they would work 10x as  hard for me if they were in my situation.

What hobbies do you have that relax you?

Listening to music and watching sports. I also like to free myself by playing basketball to relieve stress and anger.

Although you are young, have you served as a mentor to other young people?

Yes, I have. At the school I got to, we are assigned to two new cadets as their team leader. My job is to be their parent away from home in a way. I make sure their well-being is okay and make sure they stay on top of academics and all the other aspects of Culver.

What words of encouragement and advice would you give to other young people pursuing their dreams?

To never give up. There are times when things get tough and you may want to quit, but in reality, you just need work a little bit harder. Anything is attainable and the sky is the limit, so if anyone or anything doubts you or tries to deter your goals, just block it out and let it motivate you to work twice as hard.

Please list any special accomplishments or awards you’ve received by year.

2017-2018 Indiana Jr. All-State for class 4A football
2017-2018 IBCA Large School Underclass All-State Team for basketball

The Higher Education Of Young Adult Asian Americans

Asian Americans age 25-29 Continue As The Highest Educated Group Among All Americans In That Age Group!

According To The Digest Of Educational Statistics In 2003 and 2015 Americans Who Had Earned An Associate Degree or Higher:
2003        2015
Asian        61.7%.      71.7%
White.      43.1%.      54%
Black.       23.7%.      31.1%
Hispanic  15.3%.      25.7%

Another Proof Of The Critical Importance Of Higher Education! Higher Education Beyond Scholarship Has Practical Implications For Our Lives!